“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.
In recent days there have been at least eight people shot in the City of Miami, including three teenagers. Two of the teens were killed.
On videotape, they sound like the screams of a baby. And they are. But in this case, what you hear are the cries of a baby goat.
“Sir. I am writing to you because I am in urgent need of preventing a crisis from occurring.” It was an e-mail that stopped its reader in her tracks.
In his final act as Miami Dade Police Director, James Loftus summoned Sgt. Jennifer Gonzalez and police officers Dario Socarras and Jose Huerta to his office. One at a time he met with them. And each conversation ended with Loftus delivering the same message: “You’re fired.”