Author: Scott A. Ferris, Esq.

Broward County deputies charged with misdemeanors in connection with brutal arrest of teenager

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(CNN) Two deputies from the Broward County Sheriff's Office will face charges for allegedly battering a 15-year-old at a South Florida strip mall and falsifying documents, the county's top prosecutor said. A third deputy also will face several charges in connection with the aftermath of the brutal arrest caught on cell phone video. Sgt. Gregory LaCerra and Deputy Christopher Krickovich are accused of misdemeanor battery in connection with... [...]

Fugitive’s final hours on lam: How murder suspect was nabbed after mistake set him free

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Eric Vail’s last moments as a free man were spent in a mobile home with his girlfriend and her 7-year-old child in Jesup, the seat of Wayne County in southeast Georgia, officials say. Vail, 28, was a wanted man — he was arrested in January in Broward County, and charged with murder after last October’s shooting of Wadarius Harris, 27, of Miami. The shooting happened in Miramar. But a bureaucratic snafu mistakenly set Vail free for... [...]

Attorney: Officials Waited Too Long After Crash, Costing Woman Her Life

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A South Florida family is calling for justice and a full investigation into the circumstances they say led to a young mother's death following a multi-car crash last year in southwest Miami-Dade. Annie Becerra, 23, was a passenger in her boyfriend's car on Nov. 30, 2018 when he ran through a red light and crashed into another vehicle in Kendall. Police say Freddy Mieryteran left the scene and left Becerra inside the car. When he eventually... [...]

Surveillance Tape Released After Thieves Steal $1.2 Million Worth Of Jewelry, Rolex Watches

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Miami police are asking for the public’s help after they say thieves broke into a home recently and stole $1.2 million worth of jewelry and Rolex watches. New surveillance tape obtained exclusively by CBS4’s Peter D’Oench shows a man wearing a hoody and gloves prying open a panel at the home at 9:30 on the night of July 2nd in order to shut down the power at the house at S.W. 67th Ave. and 68th Terrace. It... [...]

‘She Goes To Bang On The Glass And Next Thing She’s Gone’: Miami Attorney On Death Of Toddler On Royal Caribbean’s Freedom Of The Seas

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The distraught family of a 1½-year-old girl, who died after falling from the 11th story of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico, is disputing the report that the child’s grandfather is responsible and has hired a Miami attorney. Michael Winkleman from the Miami-based law firm Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina and Winkleman is now representing the family of Chloe Wiegand. Initial reports from police in Puerto Rico indicated... [...]