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A greyhound used for racing.  (Source: CBS4)

Dog Racing Controversy: New Allegations Against Greyhound Trainer

James “Barney” O’Donnell is one of the legendary dog men of Florida. For nearly 60 years he has owned, trained, and raced greyhounds.

02/03/2014

Brian Taylor said he was trapped in a Miami-Dade Special Transportation Services van for 28 minutes.  (Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Investigates: Man Trapped In STS Van

Brian Taylor is one of thousands handicapped riders who relies on Miami-Dade’s Special Transportation Service. But recently, he said, an experience onboard a van left him traumatized.

11/14/2013

Taxi Cabs (Source: CBS4)

Taxi Cab Drivers’ Extreme Working Conditions

Some of Miami’s taxi drivers feel as if they work under “slave conditions.” They said they work long hours, don’t receive enough income and want to see a difference in the way the transportation system works in South Florida.

CBS4–11/12/2013

Alberto Dominguez on the floor of Sweetwater police station. (Source: Sweetwater PD)

Lawsuit Claims Man Beaten By Sweetwater Reserve Officer

The City of Sweetwater, already battered by allegations its former mayor is corrupt, is now facing a lawsuit alleging its police department uses excessive force.

CBS Miami–09/03/2013

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Calls For Action After Third Inmate Dies On Forgotten Floor

Calls for action and change are echoing across the South Florida community as the Miami-Dade Jail and the Department of Corrections comes under scrutiny and the spotlight.

CBS4–08/28/2013

Miami-Dade Jail 9th Floor (Source: CBS4)

CBS4’s Michele Gillen Revisits The “Forgotten Floor”

There is heightened scrutiny over the Miami-Dade jail and the treatment of inmates in facilities across the county.

CBS4–08/01/2013

Kristi House Short Term Safe House was closed after a child was sexually assaulted, CBS4 News has learned. (CBS4)

CBS4 Investigates: Safe House Shuttered After Child Assaulted

A child sex trafficking victim, placed under the care of the Department of Children and Families, was raped just days after being sent to a newly opened Miami “safe house,” CBS4 News has learned.

CBS Miami–07/31/2013

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Revisiting The Forgotten Floor

“Getting arrested for a misdemeanor with a severe mental illness should not result in a death sentence. And that’s what happened here.” So says Miami Dade Judge Steve Leifman, expressing outrage as he looks into the housing and treatment of inmates with mental illness housed at the Miami Dade Detention Center.

CBS4–07/25/2013

The Forgotten Floor

CBS4’s Michelle Gillen Revisits The Forgotten Floor

A rare look into a world of inmates with mental illness where advocates say lives are at risk. CBS4’s Michele Gillen takes us back inside the Forgotten Floor.

07/18/2013

Shani Smith, the DCF worker fired for allegedly falsifying documents when investigating a woman charged with killing her son, denies allegations. (Source: CBS4)

DCF Investigator in Child’s Death Lacked State Certification

After 11-month-old Bryan Osceola died in a sweltering hot car in May – accidentally left in the vehicle by his mother – state officials made their own startling discovery: The person responsible for ensuring the child’s safety wasn’t a certified investigator.

CBS4–07/02/2013