Nearly a week after the July Fourth tragedy on Biscayne Bay in which four people died and a dozen others were injured, Miami Fire Chief Maurice Kemp says the various local fire departments, police departments and state and federal agencies that responded to the tragedy will analyze their efforts.
Just days after the county faced criticism for not having its fireboats available during the July Fourth boating tragedy that left four people dead and a dozen injured, Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez proposed a budget that takes $3.3 from the fire department and transfers it to the libraries.
The father a man killed in what some rescue officials described as the worst boating accident they have ever witnessed is demanding answers following the Fourth of July tragedy.
Following a CBS4 investigation into pool safety, Miami-Dade County may now pass a law to help prevent electrocution in pools.
The embattled chief of staff for the Miami VA said he has no intention of resigning, despite calls for him to step down following revelations that in 2009 he agreed never to practice medicine again in the state of New York and was sanctioned by the state of Florida for allegedly failing to provide the proper care to one of his patients who died a painful and gruesome death.
An internal VA audit released Monday shows there are more than 57,000 new veterans across the country have been waiting more than 90 days for an appointment to see a doctor. In Florida the number is 8,500.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio said recent allegations made by a whistle blower inside the Miami VA are both disturbing but sadly typical of the VA’s problems across the country.
In February, a cardiovascular surgeon at the Miami VA hospital complained to one of his superiors that “patients had died” because a piece of equipment that might have saved their lives was left in a Broward warehouse, according to an email obtained by CBS4 News.
If you ask mental health counselor George Mallinckrodt about prison inmates suffering from mental illness he will quickly share this message, “They shouldn’t be taunted, tormented, beaten and killed.”
When asked why he would risk his job and speak publicly, Detective Thomas Fiore considered the question carefully before answering.