Jim DeFede

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.

17 hours ago

Calvon Andre Reid (Source: BSO)

“They’re Going To Kill Me,” Man Yelled Before Dying In Police Custody

John Arendale and Bonnie Eshleman were sound asleep when the sound of a commotion outside their front door, followed by two loud, firecracker sounding pops, roused them from their bed to see what was happening.

CBS Miami–23 hours ago

Calvon Andre Reid (Source: BSO)

Coconut Creek “Cover Up” In Man’s Death

Nearly a week after a man died in police custody, the Coconut Creek Police Department still refuses to provide any information, declaring his death “confidential.”

03/03/2015

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Facing South Florida: CPAC

The 2016 presidential elections are still 21 months away, but a key first test for Republicans took place this week near Washington, DC. CPAC is the largest conservative gathering of the year, and Florida’s Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush were among the speakers. Jim analyzes what they and other conservative Republicans had to say with Miami Herald Political Writer Patricia Mazzei.

CBS4–03/02/2015

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Facing South Florida: The State of Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez gave his annual address this week. We hear what he has to say and Jim sits down with Miami-Dade School Board member Raquel Regalado for her take on the state of Miami-Dade County.

CBS4–03/02/2015

Stephen Johnson (Source: BSO)

Miami Gardens Police Chief Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting A Prostitute

The Miami Gardens Police Department says their police chief has been arrested for the solicitation of a prostitute.

02/27/2015

Police busted a major fencing ring on February 25, 2015.Police said  the ring has been tied to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise, according to a senior law enforcement source.(Source: CBS4)

Fencing Ring Tied To Thousands Of Dollars Of Stolen Merchandise Busted

Police have busted a major fencing ring that has been tied to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise, according to a senior law enforcement source.

02/25/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: 2015 Florida Legislative Session Preview

State lawmakers convene the 60-day 2015 Florida Legislative Session on March 3rd. Jim sits down with State Senator Chris Smith (D-Broward) and State Representative Erik Fressen (R-Miami-Dade) for a preview of what might transpire in Tallahassee.

CBS4–02/23/2015

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Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Mayor Carlos Gimenez

Jim Sits down with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez for a special half-hour to cover a variety of topics. During the one-on-one interview Jim and the Mayor discuss, among other things, the Mayor’s plans for the Liberty Square Housing Projects, his plans for the proposed Miami Skyrise tower, and Donald Trump’s recent comments about Crandon Park. Jim and Mayor Gimenez also talk about the fallout from Jim’s CBS4 investigation into the recent death of transit bus driver Laquita Alvin, who was killed by her own “runaway bus”, specifically the investigation the county has now launched to look into it.

CBS4–02/16/2015

Runaway Bus (Source: CBS4)

Bus Driver Death Probe Expanded

The investigation surrounding the death of bus driver Laquita Alvin has expanded with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez instructing police to examine not only how she died but also determine who may have tampered with a safety device on her bus that could have saved her life.

02/12/2015

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