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Amongst the worst places to base your drug dealing business: a cop’s house. Even if that cop is your own father

Just ask Tyler Palmer. The 20-year-old son of a Miami-Dade Police major was busted earlier this month for dealing drugs out of his family’s home.

The investigation was carried out by the Professional Compliance Bureau, also known as internal affairs. The bureau specifically deals in cases of police misconduct, indicating that this wasn’t a random happenstance. They knew they were dealing with an officer’s son.

chan.dual.liethBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The cops say Lieth would almost let officers catch him before taking off again. But then they cornered him outside a convenience store, and his escape attempts were for naught. But did law enforcers go over the line when they gunned him down? A series of photos from the scene offer a close look at this violent end. Westword has the story.

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Jeffrey Jason Cooper lured Asian college students to Florida for the summer with the opportunity of doing clerical work for his Miami Beach yoga studio. When they arrived, the students were informed that no such yoga studio existed. Instead, Cooper ran an erotic massage parlor and forced the students into performing sex acts for money instead.

Those are the claims made in an indictment handed down this morning from the Southern District of Florida U.S. Attorney’s Office. Cooper faces 11 charges related to the sex-trafficking scheme.

jeffrey.falk.cbs4Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The first case that came to light against Falk allegedly involved him hiding a camera with remote access capability inside a victim’s home — and after news of his arrest broke, more accusations surfaced. His guilty plea arrived just as another teacher nearby was busted for sex assault. Westword has the story.

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“Opa-locka Hialeah is the place to go,” goes the familiar jingle. “It’s more than just a market, it’s a great big” center of food stamp fraud, apparently. Multiple agencies raided the iconic Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market this afternoon and 22 shop owners ended up being indicted. Some were hauled off in zip-tie handcuffs for participating in a widespread scheme that involved exchanging food stamps for cash.

arlene.and.james.holmesBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Arlene Holmes granted her first interview since her son, James Holmes, murdered twelve people and hurt seventy more in a Colorado movie theater. She told a local TV station that James was a happy child, but a move from Northern California to San Diego when he was 12 or 13 turned him quiet and moody — and the tone with which she shared subsequent revelations echoed with a pain her interviewers couldn’t help noticing. Westword has the story.

shielded-artA jury acquitted a former Phoenix police officer of criminal sexual assault charges last week, clearing the way for his accuser to seek damages via a civil lawsuit – which she’s already in the process of doing.

Court records indicate that the 23-year-old woman, whose name New Times is withholding, filed a lawsuit on March 23 against Timothy Morris, his wife, and the City of Phoenix. As detailed in a December 2, 2015, New Times article by Miriam Wasser, an obscure Arizona law protects a “public entity” such as the City of Phoenix from liability in a felony act committed by an employee unless the entity had knowledge the employee had a “propensity” to commit the act. That means the accuser — called “Jane” in the article — would not have been able to collect damages from the deep-pocketed city.

With the help of her lawyer, she’s now seeking the justice in civil court that she believes she was denied by the jury’s May 5 decision in the criminal case.