Jim DeFede

J.D. Patterson (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: One-On-One With J.D. Patterson

A few weeks ago on Facing South Florida we unveiled our latest findings in the Race Matters series.

CBS4–07/26/2015

Alberto Carvalho (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Alberto Carvalho

CBS4’s Jim DeFede and Superintendent Alberto Carvalho discuss the school district’s discipline diversion program and civil citation program designed to keep juveniles from being given a criminal record, which was hailed this past week in Washington, DC.

CBS4–07/26/2015

Lazara Reytana (Source: Reytana Family)

Teen Recovers After Shooting In Front Of Dade Home

A 13- year old girl is recovering at a South Florida hospital after she was shot overnight in front of her home near Goulds Park in southwest Miami-Dade.

07/24/2015

Former Miami-Dade Police Director Robert Parker  (Source: CBS4)

Former Police Director Found Dead

Robert Parker, who rose through the ranks of the Miami Dade Police Department and became its first African-American director, was found dead late Wednesday at his home along the intracoastal.

07/23/2015

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen joins Jim DeFede on Facing South Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Jim and the Congresswoman sit down for an extended one-on-one interview.

CBS4–07/19/2015

Marijuana (Source: CBS4)

Memo Outlines MDPD Policy On Pot Penalties

Miami-Dade Police issued a memo outlining their rules on civil citations for those caught with pot.

07/14/2015

Jim DeFede and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Jimenez. (Source: CBS4)

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

Jim and Mayor Gimenez will discuss his proposed budget, the Liberty Square housing plan, and the rift between the city and the county on homeless issues downtown.

CBS4–07/12/2015

Marijuana (Source: CBS4)

Dade Commissioners Approve Pot Possession Penalty Reduction

Should possessing a small amount of pot land a person in jail? Miami-Dade Commissioners said no on Tuesday.

06/30/2015

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Race Matters: Marijuana Cases Flood Court System

As part of our continuing series, CBS4 News expanded its review, focusing on the racial disparities for marijuana arrests across Miami Dade County.

CBS Miami–06/29/2015

Professor Donald Jones from the University of Miami and Broward County Vice Mayor Martin Kiar. (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Broward County- Civil Citation

In response to Jim DeFede’s Race Matters series, Broward County has recently announced that they too will consider civil citations as another alternative for police officers to use when dealing with people who possess small amounts of marijuana.

CBS4–06/28/2015

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