On this week’s Facing South Florida, host Jim Defede sits down with two of the bigger players in the medical marijuana initiative.
An ongoing fight between two high school teens led to Sunday’s mass shooting at a Miami club in which 15 people were injured.
Surveillance video from the Guyanese Consulate next door to The Spot shows the chaos that ensued after gunfire erupted in the Miami club early Sunday morning, injuring more than a dozen people.
A loaded shotgun was found Monday inside one of the bathroom’s at Miami International Airport.
Long before the events in Ferguson, Missouri created a drum beat for police officers to start wearing body cameras – a few dozen police departments around the country were already experimenting with them.
Jim updates his 4-month investigation which aired last week as a special half-hour edition of Facing South Florida. It now appears that Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez will restore the money to save the state’s remaining boot camp. This happened the day after Jim’s special aired.
Jim sits down for an extended interview with the Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department to talk about a variety of issues, including the body cameras controversy, the recent murder of a rabbi from New York here in South Florida, the Ferguson Missouri riots and the recent horrific mass murder in northern Florida.
Just days before the start of the Jewish High Holy Days, detectives believe they have identified “some of the people involved” in Rabbi Joseph Raksin’s murder according to Miami-Dade Police Director JD Patterson.
For months the Miami Dade County boot camp has faced an uncertain future as Mayor Carlos Gimenez recommended its closure as a way of saving money. But late Monday, Gimenez sent a memo to county commissioners saying he was restoring the boot camp’s $3.5 million budget.
This special edition of Facing South Florida, “Last Chance Boot Camp” is the culmination of a 4-month CBS4 News investigation that follows one class of boot camp cadets – a collection of carjackers, burglars and armed robbers being given one last chance to turn their lives around. We take you inside the last remaining boot camp in Florida, and this facility may be short-lived as well. The Miami-Dade County Commission is poised to decide whether to shut it down. Not because it doesn’t work, but simply to save money.