Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The lawsuit maintains that the police district’s commander violated Benn’s First Amendment right to record “newsworthy events” in a public place — an area where protests against cops led to the arrests of eleven people, including someone very close to her. Westword has the story.
An Arizona Department of Economic Security worker cracked under the strain of an abusive boss, admitted herself to a psychiatric ward, and talked of wanting to “shoot someone,” the agency says.
When the DES Office of Inspector General investigated, witnesses corroborated the employee’s story of verbal and physical abuse, and the supervisor was arrested last week at work by armed OIG officers.
A 20-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder after the SUV she was driving plowed into a minivan, causing the death of a man inside, police said today.
The suspect, identified as Saidy Samayoa, was fleeing a felony hit-and-run collision “at a high rate of speed” when the Toyota 4Runner she was driving struck the Toyota Sienna minivan, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.
It all started at 11:30 a.m. yesterday when the first collision happened at Sepulveda Boulevard and Parthenia Street in North Hills, cops said.
In the midst of an already tense weekend in Miami Beach, David H. Johnson uploaded a video to Facebook informing friends he had been robbed and was temporarily without a phone. His face was marred with stitches, contusions, cuts, and scrapes, and the video soon spread beyond his friend group to other concerned Miami Beach citizens. The video has now racked up almost 25,000 views.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Ashley’s death was originally ruled a suicide, but after protests from her parents, police charged former cop Tom with murdering her over an argument about smoking marijuana and then staging the scene to make it look as if she’d killed herself. The defense argued that Ashley was mentally ill and distraught over a miscarriage that had happened the previous morning. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Gonzales killed Francis Canham, then tried to set the place on fire — but the flames never caught. Meanwhile, his use of stolen credit cards allowed the cops to trace his whereabouts, even though he fled half-a-continent. Westword has the story.
Retired Miami-Dade Police Det. Greg Smith spent 31 years investigating some of Miami’s most brutal crimes, from drug-fueled shootouts to heartbreaking family disputes turned violent. But ask him which killing he can’t get out of his mind, and he’ll answer without a moment’s hesitation: the 1967 murder of Coral Gables Police Officer Walter Stathers.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: This supermax’s Special Housing Unit is a place where inmates set fires and spray blood in their cells, attempt to kill or mutilate themselves and hurl feces at their captors — whom the inmates also accuse of beating them or ignoring medical emergencies. Westword has the story.
Carl Lee Wilt, a 41-year-old Miami-Dade Metromover supervisor, is behind bars on allegations he raped a 25-year-old Brazilian tourist who was in town for Ultra Music Festival. It happened around 9:30 on a Saturday night at the Metromover station in Park West.
The woman was intoxicated and wasn’t allowed on the train for her safety. However, a witness observed Wilt pick the woman up and take her into a utility closet. The witness alerted a police officer, and when the officer went to investigate, it took Wilt five minutes to unlock the closet door.