Monthly Archives: July 2016

Second North Miami police officer on leave for ‘conflicting statements’ about shooting of unarmed man – The Washington Post

Second North Miami police officer on leave for ‘conflicting statements’ about shooting of unarmed manAuthorities in North Miami, Fla., said Friday that they had placed a second police officer on leave as part of the investigation into a police shooting there earlier this week in which an officer shot and wounded an unarmed man.The second officer was placed on unpaid Continue Reading...

Florida lawmakers push for new law that could alter parental…

 Florida lawmakers push for new law that could alter parental custodyHalf of all American children will witness the breakup of their parents’ marriage, according to divorce statistics. Florida law makers are pushing for a new law that would give parents split custody. It’s a controversial bill that many politicians believe will pass in a matter of time.We decided to take Continue Reading...

What A Wonderful Life I’ve Had! I Only Wish I’d Realized It Sooner. — Colette.

What A Wonderful Life I’ve Had! I Only Wish I’d Realized It Sooner. — Colette.What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. – Colette.It still amazes me how the minutiae of my day can make me notice only the hard parts as if I am endlessly rowing against the current. If you are experiencing separation Continue Reading...

Needed fixes to Florida’s death penalty law remain elusive | Tampa Bay Times

Needed fixes to Florida’s death penalty law remain elusiveThe House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that changes state law to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court case that invalidated the law because judges — not juries — make the final decisions to warrant the death penalty. The decision, Hurst vs. Florida, was issued on Jan. 12, the day the legislative Continue Reading...

Deputy ‘briefly’ lost handcuff key days after Broward County…

 Deputy ‘briefly’ lost handcuff key days after Broward County courthouse escapeA Broward Sheriff’s Office detention deputy “briefly” misplaced a handcuff key in a Broward County courtroom just days after a 21-year-old murder suspect escaped from the courthouse, a BSO spokeswoman told Local 10 News.BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said the deputy’s key was misplaced Tuesday and later found, but she said Continue Reading...

Broward Public Defender Questions Crime Lab’s DNA ID Process « CBS Miami

Broward Public Defender Questions Crime Lab’s DNA ID ProcessFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — Questions have come up over the way DNA has been identified at the Broward Sheriff’s Office crime lab – prompting a call for a grand jury investigation and a second look at closed cases.In a letter to Broward State Attorney Mike Satz on Thursday, Public Defender Howard Continue Reading...

Penthouse to jailhouse: Former mayor busted, now it’s his ex’s turn | Miami Herald

Penthouse to jailhouse: Former mayor busted, now it’s his ex’s turnThe bitter dispute between former Miami-Dade Mayor and top cop Carlos Alvarez and his ex-girlfriend got uglier Sunday, when police said she broke into his Coral Gables condo and caused more than $1,000 worth of property damage.Evelyn Fernandez, a Miami-Dade police lieutenant, was arrested early Sunday after Coral Gables police Continue Reading...

Florida courthouse evacuated after murder suspect escapes – Sun Sentinel

Florida courthouse evacuated after murder suspect escapesAan awaiting trial for the slaying of a woman whose family founded the Halliburton oil services company slipped out of his shackles and bolted from a courthouse Friday just before a hearing on whether he could face the death penalty.Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Dayonte Resiles, 21, eluded bailiffs about 9:30 a.m. in Continue Reading...

Settlement reached with air bag maker in Florida case – Sun Sentinel

 Settlement reached with air bag maker in Florida caseThe family of a Florida woman who became a quadriplegic after the deployment of an air bag in her car has reached an out-of-court settlement with the air bag’s manufacturer.Ted Leopold is an attorney for Patricia Mincey’s family. He says the settlement with Takata Corp. was reached Friday, shortly before a pretrial Continue Reading...
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