Florida ACLU Deputy Director "Sickened To My Core" Over Actions Of BSO Deputies; Pepper Sprayed Teen & Man Punched While Handcuffed To Hospital BedThere has been a lot of discussion, both locally and nationally, about a video showing Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies pepper spraying and body slamming a teenage boy during an arrest.
Longtime ACLU Florida Leader Stepping DownAfter spending four decades protecting civil rights, the longtime head of Florida's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is stepping down.
DOJ To Reunite Fewer Than Half Of Separated Children Aged Under 5 By Deadline, ACLU SaysWhile the Trump Administration stopped enforcing the policy of separating children from their parents at the border, many of those families are still waiting to be reunited.
ACLU On Miami-Dade Mayor’s Immigration Decision: ‘County Is Going To Be Sued’Previously, Miami-Dade County held arrested immigrants if the feds asked, but only if they were charged with a serious, violent offense.
ACLU Urges Gov. Scott To Follow Fed's Lead On Transgender IssueThe American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is calling on Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi to follow the federal guidance on the treatment of transgender students.
Focus On South Florida: The WitnessFor the first time on South Florida television a Florida inmate who some say is risking his life to expose prison horrors, exclusively shares his story with CBS4 Chief Investigative Reporter Michele Gillen.
Facing South Florida: ACLU Seatbelt StudyWe take a deeper dive into the study that shows black drivers are twice as likely as white drivers to be stopped and cited for failing to wear a seatbelt.
ACLU: Blacks Ticketed For Seat Belts Twice Rate Of Whites In FloridaBlack drivers in Florida were twice as likely as white drivers to be stopped and cited for failing to wear a seat belt, according to a new study by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Civil Liberties Groups Critical Of Gov's Stance On Syrian RefugeesA pair of civil liberties groups have denounced Gov. Rick Scott's desire to close Florida's borders to additional refugees from Syria in the wake of the terrorist assault on Paris.
Settlement Reached In Seaquarium Protest SpaceA settlement in lawsuit brought by three animal rights advocates concerning space to demonstrate at the Miami Sequarium will make it easier for protesters to speak to patrons and hand out leaflets.
ACLU, Muslim Inmates Sue Over Dade Jail Meal Policy lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and four inmates is challenging Miami-Dade County's denial of religious-based meals to Muslims.
Race Matters: Marijuana Cases Flood Court SystemAs part of our continuing series, CBS4 News expanded its review, focusing on the racial disparities for marijuana arrests across Miami Dade County.
Judge Considers Challenge To Abortion Waiting PeriodA Leon County circuit judge is considering a challenge to a law that would require women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion. All this just days before the law is set to take effect.
Taxpayer Tab In Drug Test Lawsuits Tops $1.5 MillionFlorida taxpayers are on the hook for more than $1.5 million in legal fees --- including nearly $1 million to civil-rights lawyers --- because of Gov. Rick Scott's failed push to force welfare applicants and tens of thousands of state workers to submit to suspicionless drug tests.
MDPD To Release More Records On Race And ArrestsFaced with criticism that a squad of officers may have been unfairly targeting blacks and charging them with minor offenses, Miami-Dade Police Director JD Patterson pledged to gather and release information on the racial and ethnic breakdown of the people his officer’s arrest across the county.