Month: April 2019

Prosecutors decline to file charges against teen involved in rough arrest

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The Broward County State Attorney's Office announced Tuesday afternoon that it would not be filing any charges against a 15-year-old boy whose rough arrest by Broward Sheriff's Office deputies last week in Tamarac made national headlines.  "The investigation of the sheriff's deputies' actions is ongoing," the Broward County State Attorney's Office said in a statement.   Separately, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony... [...]

Nouman Raja sentencing hearing for killing Corey Jones

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A former South Florida police officer who fatally shot a stranded black motorist will be sentenced Thursday. Nouman Raja was convicted last month of manslaughter and attempted first-degree murder in the 2015 fatal shooting of Corey Jones, who was stranded on the side of an Interstate 95 exit ramp in Palm Beach Gardens after his SUV had broken down. Defense attorneys argued during trial that Raja, 41, shot Jones in... [...]

Bill Cosby fighting $6.7 million lawyer bill

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Bill Cosby is challenging an arbitration decision that mandated he pay nearly $7 million in fees to a law firm that represented him for nine months in 2015 and 2016, documents show. The final result of the arbitration was filed in January and upheld a $6.7 million bill Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan had charged Cosby -- $4.3 million of which had already been paid, $2 million by Cosby and $2.3 million by his insurer, AIG. $2.4... [...]

Lawsuit Says Truly Nolen Employee Was Fired After Routine Sexual Harassment

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Shatia Sims already had experience as a pest control technician when she was hired by Truly Nolen in May 2017. But her manager at the company, which is known for its trademark yellow mouse cars, brought her on as a sales associate instead. Sims says he told her he wasn't comfortable making a woman a technician. From there, things only got worse, Sims alleges in a new lawsuit. As one of the few women on staff at a Broward County... [...]

Miami-Dade officer in rough arrest should face charges, activists say

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Two civil rights groups are urging Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to file criminal charges against a county police officer who was recorded getting into a struggle with a woman after she had reported a crime. Dyma Loving said a neighbor pulled a gun on her while she was walking in southwest Miami-Dade County in early March. Loving called police for help, but when Officer Alejandro Giraldo arrived, she and... [...]