Lee County, Florida (News-Press) - A Punta Gorda motorcyclist is dead and an Estero woman is behind bars on DUI charges after a Thursday night crash in south Lee County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Donna Lynne Brown, 54, is being charged with DUI manslaughter and property damage, hit and run with death, DUI and careless driving.
After making a U-turn at Constitution Boulevard, Brown was driving south on U.S. 41 and failed to see a motorcycle ahead of her. She rear-ended Carl Patrick's motorcycle and dragged it, along with Patrick, for about three miles...
MIAMI (CBS4) – Police Lt. Alexander Hernandez pulled back the chambering lever on the AR-15 assault weapon and it slapped forward with a loud clack, reverberating around the conference room. The menacing-looking weapon was exhibit A at a hearing Wednesday as the Opa-Locka Police Department argued Sgt. German Bosque should be fired for leaving the rifle with his girlfriend’s father while out on leave last year.
It’s not every day a rapid-fire assault weapon is put on loud display in a city hall conference room, but Bosque is not your everyday cop. He’s the most disciplined, fined, fired, arrested police officer in the state. He has been fired eight times by three departments. Opa-locka is now trying to fire him – for the sixth time – with none of its previous efforts succeeding.
Bosque has successfully beaten back allegations over the years including:
- Having busted the skull of a handcuffed suspect.
- Beating Juveniles
- Having dope and booze in his squad car
- Ripping off suspects
- Falsifying reports
- Participating in an unauthorized chase where four people were killed
- And calling in sick…from Cancun
The system has given Bosque more chances than nine cats have lives. Like many law enforcement officers, he enjoys civil service and union protections...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A 20-year-old man stripped naked inside a Daytona Beach convenience store and told officers that he was a monkey, according to police.
Daylen Holloman, of Palm Coast, was arrested on a charge of indecent exposure after the incident, which occurred Wednesday at 12:30 a.m. at the 7-Eleven at 623 N. Oleander Ave.
A Daytona Beach police officer later arrived at the store and asked Holloman what he did know, and Holloman said, "I know I am a monkey," police said.
The officer told Holloman that monkeys don't wear clothes and Holloman said, "Oh, really?" and started stripping, Daytona Beach police said, adding that he exposed himself to a female store clerk and customers...
The Boston Marathon bombing is easily the most crowdsourced terror investigation in American history, with the FBI soliciting videos, cellphone pictures, and anything that could lead to the capture of whoever set off those pressure cooker bombs.
LEE COUNTY, FL - Former Lee County deputy Piotr Urbanski arrested for not only possessing marijuana but growing it with his girlfriend Shannon Clancy on their lanai.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office found dried marijuana in the kitchen, two pipes for smoking, and 23 live plants on the lanai. Seven additional plants were found in a small trash can on the porch.
Sheriff Mike Scott tells us the couple claims they had a reason for growing it: "His story was that he doesn't use it and she does for medicinal purposes and whatever. It doesn't matter. It's illegal it's a crime," said Scott.
Urbanski was only with the Lee County Sheriff's Office for about a year and now he's out -- Sheriff Scott wants to reassure the community when people commit crimes, they go to jail.
When he applied to LCSO, Urbanski admitted he used Marijuana three times in 2007 for experimentation.
Sheriff Scott says his office does very thorough background checks, but in the future those might include going to the applicant's home and checking that out as well...
On Friday afternoon, the Associated Press ran a story about a young woman in Washington state who alleges that her high school’s officials failed to protect her from a 16-year-old boy who raped her on school property, and even allowed the boy to remain in the same classroom with her after her guardian reported she was being harassed by him. The school continues to deny most of her claims, and she is seeking at least $400,000 in damages.
In its headline about the story, the AP chose to characterize the encounter — which took place in a bathroom at the high school — as “restroom sex”:
Good police practices, thorough training, carefully crafted policies and appropriate allocation of resources in law enforcement can ensure public safety and prevent abuses in encounters between police officers and citizens....
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