* Featured Story *The Eimers Investigation: Shocking Link Between FDLE and KWPD
When Charles Eimers turned blue and lost consciousness while in the hands of Key West police officers on Thanksgiving morning, KWPD was informed immediately by Lower Keys Medical Center staff that Eimers would never leave the hospital. Chief Lee decided to treat the case as a ‘death-in-custody situation’, which meant FDLE had to be called in to investigate.
Lee didn’t make the call himself, though; he asked one of his officers, Captain Scott Smith to do it. Captain Smith did make the call and FDLE’s Chief investigator Kathy Smith took on the case. You might notice they have the same last name and think there’s some connection there, and well, you would be right. On Thanksgiving morning after Charles Eimers virtually died on the beach, Captain Smith called his wife, his ex-wife, in fact, at FDLE. Kathy Smith is now investigating the father of her child[ren].
What did he say? How did KWPD report the circumstances of the arrest of Charles Eimers to FDLE? This is something FDLE has obstinately refused to reveal, but we can make an educated guess. They said: ‘Charles Eimers got out of his car and proceeded to flee from the police while running on the beach away from law enforcement and Eimers collapsed. Eimers was found without a pulse by police. He was given CPR. EMS was called.’ [...full article]