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The Witness: The Story & Case Of Inmate Harold Hempstead, Part 2

A man with a criminal past, serving a life prison sentence, is also considered a hero, to some, for his courageous pursuit of justice to expose corruption and abuses behind bars which he claims includes the death of a mentally ill inmate named Darren Rainey. Here is Part 2 of CBS4 Chief Investigative Reporter Michele Gillen’s exclusive conversation with Harold Hempstead.

CBS Miami–01/20/2016

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The Witness: The Story & Case Of Inmate Harold Hempstead

A man with a criminal past, serving a life prison sentence, is also considered a hero, to some, for his courageous pursuit of justice to expose corruption and abuses behind bars which he claims includes the death of a mentally ill inmate named Darren Rainey. Here is Part 1 of CBS4 Chief Investigative Reporter Michele Gillen’s exclusive conversation with Harold Hempstead.

CBS Miami–01/19/2016

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Despite Mandate, Few Sex Traffickers Go To Prison

Laws intended to encourage police to target pimps rather than prostitutes aren’t being used in Florida

CBS Miami–10/25/2015

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Snacks For Attacks, Part 2: Detention Center Beatings Leave Kids Feeling Unsafe

In 2005, following the death of 17-year-old Omar Paisley, Dale Dobuler took over as superintendent of the Miami-Dade Juvenile Detention Center. The detention center was under intense scrutiny because of the teen’s death. For days Paisley had writhed in pain, suffering from a bout of appendicitis. The guards and nurses, however, ignored his pleas for help and Paisley ultimately died from a ruptured appendix.

10/07/2015

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Snacks For Attacks, Part 1: Inside A Dysfunctional Dade Juvie Detention Center

The Miami-Dade Juvenile Detention Center, made infamous 10 years ago when guards and nurses allowed a teenage boy to suffer a painful and preventable death from appendicitis, is facing a new scandal after another 17 year old died because he failed to receive the proper medical attention after being beaten by as many as twenty kids.

10/06/2015

Apartments with windows that don't open, sweltering conditions and charges by the city that some residents are living in an illegal rental unit.  (Source: CBS4)

Housing Troubles Plague South Florida Tenants

Apartments with windows that don’t open, sweltering conditions and charges by the city that some residents are living in an illegal rental unit.

09/29/2015

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 29:  Shawn Wooden #22 of the Miami Dolphins looks on during the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 29, 2002 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 27-24 in overtime. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

CBS4 Exclusive: Ex-Dolphin At Center Of NFL Concussion Settlement Speaks Out

Former Miami Dolphin Shawn Wooden, who is at the center of an NFL concussion-related settlement, tells his story to CBS4 Chief Investigator Michele Gillen.

08/20/2015

An image from a red light camera in Sweetwater shows a Sweetwater police officer being struck by a pickup truck on February 17th. (Source: American Traffic Solutions)

CBS4 Exclusive: Video Contradicts Report Of Sweetwater Officer-Involved Crash

In Sweetwater, even police officers are supposed to stop at red lights. However, video exclusively obtained by CBS4 appears to show that didn’t happen in a crash where the driver, who struck the officer, was cited.

07/27/2015

Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John Dubois lives in a mansion on Biscayne Bay that Zillow estimates to be worth $3.5 million. For more than two months the vice mayor has shared his mansion with a houseguest. (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Palmetto Bay Vice-Mayor Has Accused Sex Offender As Houseguest

Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John Dubois lives in a mansion on Biscayne Bay that Zillow estimates to be worth $3.5 million. For more than two months the Vice Mayor has shared his mansion with a houseguest.

06/02/2015

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MDPD To Release More Records On Race And Arrests

Faced with criticism that a squad of officers may have been unfairly targeting blacks and charging them with minor offenses, Miami-Dade Police Director JD Patterson pledged to gather and release information on the racial and ethnic breakdown of the people his officer’s arrest across the county.

CBS Miami–06/01/2015

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