Jun 262015
 
To Tase or Not To Tase:  CRB Exonerates Officer Responsible For Catastrophic Tasing of Matthew Murphy

by Naja and Arnaud Girard…. The controversy over police use of tasers in Key West and Monroe County has recently received a lot of attention. The results of separate investigations in two high-profile taser cases in the Keys have just been announced. Four months ago we published cellphone video showing an unidentified man who’d been tased [more…]

Dec 192014
 
CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD SHOWS ITS TEETH!

by Naja Girard… UNANIMOUS!  REQUEST FOR DOJ TO STEP IN ON EIMERS CASE / BOARD WILL PROBE DEEPER INTO TASING OF MATTHEW SHAUN MURPHY “Garbage in. Garbage out.” That’s how Tom Milone, Vice-Chairman of the Citizen Review Board [CRB], described the concept of the Board relying on  investigative reports furnished by KWPD, FDLE, and SAO [State Attorney’s Office] when it [more…]

Citizen Review Board Concerned About Eimers In-Custody Death

 
Citizen Review Board Concerned About Eimers In-Custody Death

“I am deeply concerned by the circumstances surrounding the in-custody death of Charles Eimers,” CRB [Citizen Review Board] member Tom Milone said Wednesday. The controversy about the Thanksgiving morning death on South Beach of 61-year old Charles Eimers continues to grow.  Thousands of people have reviewed the video of Charles Eimer’s arrest published by The [more…]

THE POWER OF THE CRB [Police Citizen Review Board]

 
THE POWER OF THE CRB [Police Citizen Review Board]

If you are a longtime reader of Key West The Newspaper, you know that, after 18 years of publishing The Blue Paper, I retired last November. Since that time, I have been finishing up several personal projects– like sorting out 18 years of back issues to donate to the history department at the library. I [more…]