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Officer On Administrative Leave After Teen Taser Death

Miami Beach Police Officer Jorge Mercado has been placed on paid administrative leave after allegedly deploying a Taser on Israel Hernandez.

CBS Miami–08/09/2013

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Tighter Security Coming For Prescription Database

In an effort to protect patient information, state health officials announced an increase in security of its statewide prescription drug datatbase.

CBS Miami–06/19/2013

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South Miami Pushing Back Against Panhandling

Panhandling and trespassing are the targets of possible new ordinances by the South Miami City Commission, Tuesday.

06/17/2013

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Fmr. Death Row Inmates Want Gov. Scott To Veto “Timely Justice Act”

In the final days of the legislative session, the Florida legislature passed a bill which limits the appeals and speeds up the execution process of those on death row.

CBS4–05/15/2013

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Report: Florida Is 23rd Most Free State In U.S.

When it comes to freedom, Florida isn’t exactly dragging a ball-and-chain, but it’s not soaring high either.

CBS4–03/30/2013

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Drone Bill Moving Quickly Through Legislature

Could drones soon be patrolling the skies over the Sunshine State. A bill that would allow law enforcement to use the unmanned aircraft under narrow guidelines is moving quickly through the Florida House on Thursday.

CBS Miami–03/07/2013

Liliana Marti was told to hand over her cell phone which contained footage of a deadly W. Dade police involved shooting. (CBS4)

Cops Seize Cell Phone Shooting Video After Police-Involved Shooting

Miami-Dade Police shot and killed 47-year-old Alexis Suarez Tuesday night, but it’s what detectives did after the shooting that has raised questions from the dead man’s daughter and the American Civil Liberties Union.

CBS4–11/30/2012

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What You Need To Know About Amendment 8

All week CBS4 has been taking a closer look at the 11 constitutional amendments on your November ballot. The questions include major changes to property taxes, abortion rights, and the separation of church and state. This article focuses on Amendment 8.

CBS4–10/19/2012

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ACLU-Backed Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Voter Roll Purge

A coalition of citizens and a Hispanic advocacy group, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, have filed a federal suit to stop Governor Rick Scott’s purging of “non-citizens” from the voter rolls.

CBS4–06/09/2012

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Sanford City Council Votes No Confidence In Police Chief

The Sanford City Council, by a 3-2 margin, has agreed to a no-confidence vote for Sanford’s police chief.

CBS4–03/21/2012

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