CBS4 Investigates

Nicholas Cutter died in a VA center in South Florida.  Source: CBS4

A Mother’s Guilt And A Veteran’s Unexpected Death

Early one morning last year, Mary Zielinski received a call from the VA hospital in Miami telling her that her son was dead.

CBS4–04/28/2014

Nicholas Cutter (Source: CBS4)

A Mother’s Guilt And A Veteran’s Unexpected Death

Early one morning last year, Mary Zielinski received a call from the VA hospital in Miami telling her that her son was dead.

04/25/2014

Cave explorers Matt Vinzant and Brett Hemphill discovering a new cave in Central Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Caves: A Christmas Day Tragedy

Thursday CBS4 televised the first report of a series focused on Florida’s cave diving community. Over six months our special projects unit studied the industry extensively. We took cave diving classes and even dove into a number of caves. We set out to take our viewers closer to the sport than ever reported, by being the first television news station to go into caves. It meant putting the reporter and photographer through all the paces. The end result was a better understanding of the sport in all aspects of reporting, shooting, and editing.

CBS Miami–04/24/2014

Taiwan Smart (Source: CBS4)

Wrongly Accused Of Double Murder, Freed By Twist Of Fate

“Please before you take me to prison please before you take my life, just give me a polygraph.” Twenty-one-year-old Taiwan Smart was desperate for Miami police detectives to believe him.

02/05/2014

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

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