For nearly a decade CBS4 News has been telling viewers of Miami-Dade County jail’s “Forgotten Floor.” It’s a facility where the mentally ill inmates are warehoused on steel beds, concrete floors, cowering naked in their cells.
A Miami-Dade County Committee will review a law Thursday being proposed to mandate all new pools must have low voltage lights.
There may be some hope for ride-for-hire companies, like Lyft and UberX, in South Florida.
The Miami-Dade commission introduced an Tuesday ordinance intended to reduce the number pool deaths by electrocution.
The Miami Dade Police Department will switch back to its old radio system if the persistent problems with their new radios are not resolved in the next couple of days, Deputy Director Juan Perez said Wednesday.
Miami-Dade fire boats that used to answer emergency calls on the water, are idled and in dry dock for lack of money.
For the month of October, Miami-Dade wants its residents to ‘think pink’ in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Focus and CBS4 News continue to shine the spotlight on Miami-Dade jails, questioning the treatment of the mentally ill, and working conditions for Department of Correction employees. Michele goes one-on-one with Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman who is pushing for change.
“Getting arrested for a misdemeanor with a severe mental illness should not result in a death sentence. And that’s what happened here.” So says Miami Dade Judge Steve Leifman, expressing outrage as he looks into the housing and treatment of inmates with mental illness housed at the Miami Dade Detention Center.
Miami-Dade residents who do their civic duty won’t have to pay for parking.