He was only 17 on August 5, 1966, but 48-years later, the date is still seared into Timothy Drayton’s memory as if it was yesterday. That was the day his friend, Bobby Williams, was shot and killed by Dade County Sheriffs deputies, in what Drayton now claims, was a murder, set up, sanctioned and committed by officers of the law and even a local judge.
Across the nation, mental illness is page one. It’s mayhem all too personal for some South Florida families.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
A South Florida soldier battling post-traumatic stress disorder whose struggles were previously profiled by CBS4 News has taken his own life.
Long before the sun rises, Miami’s Booker T. High School slowly starts to come to life. In the darkness, security guards open gates and unlock fences as the first students lumber in before 6 am. For some the breakfast they’ll receive may be the first thing they’ve had to eat since their school lunch the day before.
In a struggling economy, more and more people are forced to use almost every penny from their paycheck to make ends meet.
Citizens Insurance has been the focus of a lot of criticism over the last few years from state leaders and taxpayers. Now, an exclusive CBS4 Investigation has discovered that hundreds of thousands of policy holders may have been overcharged by Citizens.