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J.D. Patterson

(Source: CBS4)

Officer Stabbed At Gas Station Honored For Heroism

A Miami-Dade Police officer, injured in the line of duty, was honored for his heroism Wednesday as he returned to work four months after risking his life to avert a potential disaster at a gas station near Miami International Airport.

CBS Miami–03/05/2014

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Dade County Calls For External Police Probes

Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez wants the county’s police department to turn over investigations of its police-involved shootings to the state. Gimenez wrote last week in a memo to Miami Dade County Police Director J.D. Patterson that he also wants the state to investigate deaths of people in police custody.

01/26/2014

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Warning Against Firing Weapons Into The Air On New Year’s Eve

If you fire your weapon into the air to celebrate New Year’s Eve, you could take someone else’s life and you could be sent to prison for a very long time.

12/30/2013

That officer was shot in the abdomen and taken to JMH. He's seen here walking into the hospital assisted by other officers. (Source: CBS4)

Officer Released From Hospital After Being Shot By Walgreens Robber

The Miami-Dade police officer who was shot during a violent confrontation with a man who was involved in a Walgreens robbery and shooting, is home from the hospital.

CBS Miami–12/16/2013

Adrian Montesano's body lay covered by a tarp after the shootout. (Source: CBS4)

6 Officers Hurt, 2 People Dead, In Police Involved Shootings

Six police officers were taken to the hospital after a a violent morning of gunfire and a police chase early Tuesday morning. One officer remained hospitalized Tuesday night.

12/10/2013

Community Reaction (Source: CBS4)

South Florida Remains Calm After Zimmerman Verdict

Less than 24 hours after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, many protests broke out around the country.

07/14/2013

Community Reaction (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Zimmerman Verdict – Community Reaction

After more than a year, a jury has issued its verdict on the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman. After more than 165 hours of deliberation, the jury found Zimmerman not guilty.

07/14/2013

J.D. Patterson Jr. took the oath of office Friday as MDPD's new police director. (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

New Miami-Dade Police Director Takes Oath Of Office

The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) officially has a new police director.

CBS4–03/22/2013

J.D. Patterson, Miami-Dade Police Director (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Miami- Dade’s New Police Director

MDPD’s new director, J.D. Patterson sits down with Jim DeFede for a personal interview.

CBS4–02/10/2013

J.D. Patterson Jr. took the oath of office Friday as MDPD's new police director. (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

New M-D Police Director No Stranger To Dealing With Violence

In his first extended interview since becoming Miami-Dade County’s Police Director, J.D. Patterson said he understands the damage that violence can do to a community as well as individual families.

CBS4–02/08/2013

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