Jim DeFede

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Facing South Florida: Police Officers Fired

In this special edition of Facing South Florida, the Fort Lauderdale Police Chief and the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale speak out live for the first time since ther announcement two days prior that four officers had been removed from the force for racist behavior.

CBS4–03/23/2015

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Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Jim goes one-on-one with the congresswoman days after her announcement that she will not run for the U.S. Senate in 2016 and instead will seek re-election to her seat in the U.S. House. The two also discuss the 2016 presidential election, specifically Hillary & Jeb. They also touch on international topics including Netanyahu’s re-election and U-S-Israeli relations, Iran nukes and the historic change in U.S.-Cuba relations.

CBS4–03/23/2015

Fort Lauderdale Police Seal (Source: CBS4)

FBI To Review Racist Cops’ History

The Civil Rights Division of the United States Justice Department has contacted the City of Fort Lauderdale, requesting a meeting next week to discuss the racist behavior of four officers now at the center of national scandal

03/22/2015

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Facing South Florida: Dawg Fight

“Dawg Fight”, a revealing look at South Florida’s underground world of backyard fighting had its world premiere this week at the Miami International Film Festival. This documentary is the latest work of Billy Corben, who also directed such notables as “Cocaine Cowboys” and “The U”. “Dawg Fight” gives viewers a glimpse of Miami-Dade County they’ve likely never seen before. Corben gives Jim an inside look on what that world is all about.

CBS4–03/17/2015

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Facing South Florida: Where’s My Tax Refund?

With one month to go before “tax day”, taxpayers have more to worry about than getting their return filed on time—including a shortage of workers at the IRS could slow down getting that much-needed refund. Jim flushes out the role politics plays with the IRS with a local professor. Jim also looks at a free way people in South Florida can help avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim, at a time when tax refund thefts have never been higher.

CBS4–03/17/2015

Three of the four Coconut Creek police officers now under investigation for repeatedly Tasering an unarmed man who subsequently died in police custody, should not have been carrying Tasers on the day of the incident, according to documents obtained by CBS4 News. (Source: CBS4)

Coconut Creek Police Violate State Taser Law

Three of the four Coconut Creek police officers now under investigation for repeatedly Tasering an unarmed man who subsequently died in police custody, should not have been carrying Tasers on the day of the incident, according to documents obtained by CBS4 News.

03/11/2015

Calvon Andre Reid (Source: BSO)

Coconut Creek Police Chief Resigns After In-Custody Death

Coconut Creek’s police chief resigned Wednesday, weeks after the death of a man who was in police custody.

03/11/2015

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Facing South Florida: Police In-Custody Death

The Coconut Creek Police Department has been in the spotlight this week over the circumstances surrounding the in-custody death of a suspect and the department’s reluctance to talk about exactly what happened.

CBS4–03/08/2015

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Facing South Florida: FSA Testing Trouble

Officials say Florida students have finally been able to take the FSA, the state’s new standardized test.

CBS4–03/08/2015

Calvon Andre Reid (Source: BSO)

Coconut Creek Police Break Silence On In Custody Death

After two weeks, Coconut Creek officials broke their silence about the death of a man who died while in police custody.

03/05/2015

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