The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said that soccer player Caitlyn Frisina, 17, of north Florida, and a (now former) assistant boys soccer coach at her school, Rian Rodriguez, were found safe in Syracuse, New York.
After an investigative report in the Miami Herald exposed abuses and mismanagement in the Florida juvenile justice system, the governor proposed $12 million in new maintenance dollars. Plenty needs fixing.
Wendell Alfredo Nibbs, a physical education teacher at Brownsville Middle School, has been fired after he was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual battery on a familial child, meaning the teacher had custodial care of the child.
Lowrie Simon, an Opa-locka police officer, was arrested over the weekend after the Broward Sheriff’s Office said he fractured a teenager's jaw during a confrontation in the parking lot at Pembroke Park Church of Christ.
The teen’s parents filed a federal lawsuit claiming the officer used excessive force. Last year a judge dismissed the case. Two weeks ago that decision was overturned by an appeals court and the case will now go to trial.
Miami Gardens police said Wednesday that detectives were looking for a “fugitive” involved in a human trafficking case. Johnnie Randell Wilson Pigatt offered two women a place to stay but then wouldn’t let them leave, police said.
Supervisors of the Miami-Dade police officer who struck a drunk woman in the face in retaliation for a slap during a rowdy University of Miami football game, say his actions did not violate department rules.