Race Matters: A Look Inside Broward Pot ArrestsOn Tuesday, Broward County Commissioners will consider an ordinance allowing police and sheriff's deputies the option of issuing a ticket to individuals caught with a small amount of marijuana rather than formally arresting them.
Facing South Florida: One-On-One With J.D. PattersonA few weeks ago on Facing South Florida we unveiled our latest findings in the Race Matters series.
Memo Outlines MDPD Policy On Pot PenaltiesMiami-Dade Police issued a memo outlining their rules on civil citations for those caught with pot.
Facing South Florida: Broward County- Civil CitationIn 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.
Facing South Florida: Race Matters- Marijuana ArrestsIn response to Jim DeFede’s series titled Race Matters: Policing By The Numbers, reaction was quick and widespread.
Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Pot Laws Part IIEarlier this week, MDC Commissioner Sally Heyman’s proposal moved forward on a proposal to issue $100 citations for marijuana possessions.
Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Pot Laws Part IEarlier this week, MDC Commissioner Sally Heyman’s proposal moved forward on a proposal to issue $100 citations for marijuana possessions.
Dade Closer To Alternative For Marijuana ArrestsMiami-Dade County's government took a step closer Wednesday to providing an alternative to arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana.
Marijuana Possession In Miami Beach Could Lead To Fine, Not Jail TimePeople caught with small amounts of marijuana may no longer face arrest in the City of Miami Beach. Instead people will be given $100 ticket.
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.
CBS4 Race Matters Series Prompts Town Hall MeetingAn unprecendented gathering of community leaders will take place tonight in South Miami-Dade to discuss ways to improve relations between police and the African-American community.
Race Matters: ACLU, NAACP, State Rep. ReactCiting a recent CBS4 News investigation, the Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP is asking the county commission to form a task force to improve the way citizens can file complaints against the Miami-Dade police officers.