Mar 202015
 
Fractured Department--Free Falling In Disrepair...

by John Donnelly… The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has a significant number of ineffective leaders, compromised supervisors and rogue agents being recycled within their ranks. A plethora of documents and investigative reports have surfaced, attesting to this fact. A local (Key West) FDLE special agent is alleged to have violated her own “Ethical [more…]

Jan 232015
 
Mortgage Fraud Investigation of FDLE Agent Kathy Smith Ongoing

by Naja and Aranud Girard The home that landed FDLE Agent Kathy Smith in the center of a mortgage fraud investigation is now being foreclosed on. We learned this week that on December 15, 2014, Capital One N.A. filed a foreclosure action against the home on 1 Emerald Drive in Big Coppitt. According to a local financial analyst [more…]

Dec 052014
 
Eimers Grand Jury Investigation: FBI Helped State Attorney Booby Trap Her Own Case

VIDEO: KEY WEST’S LACK OF EMPATHY  IN STARK CONTRAST WITH NY AND FERGUSON by Naja and Arnaud Girard FBI HELPED STATE ATTORNEY BOOBY TRAP HER OWN CASE “It’s a very painful day for so many New Yorkers,” said New York City’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio last Wednesday following the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict [more…]

EIMERS DEATH-IN-CUSTODY UPDATE: Missing Video Surfaces

 
EIMERS DEATH-IN-CUSTODY UPDATE: Missing Video Surfaces

~CAUTION! VIDEO SHOWS DISTURBING IMAGES~ Colombia!  The missing iphone video of Charles Eimers’ death was in Colombia! “Once we had the phone number,” says Darren Horan, it took less than 48 hours to get a copy.”  He is one of the five lawyers representing Charles Eimers’ family in a suit against the City of Key [more…]

Nov 212014
 
Kathy Smith, FDLE's Lead Investigator in the Eimers Investigation Put on Administrative Leave

FDLE Special Agent Kathy Smith was escorted out of her Marathon office on Wednesday.  She has reportedly been put on paid administrative leave pending investigation of mortgage fraud. The Blue Paper reported last week that Agent Kathy Smith and her ex-husband Scott Smith [at the time a Police Captain employed by KWPD] appear to have [more…]

Walking On Egg Shells…

 

Dear Editor: This is my response to the feature story (Nov. 7)  “Charles Eimers Update: Police, Death, and Missing Videotapes” by Arnaud and Naja Girard. After a cursory reading I’m rather out of breath – such an astonishing codification of events surrounding Key West’s most sickening incident of police violence, which has received national media [more…]

KWPD AND FDLE, PARTNERS IN CRIME?

 
KWPD AND FDLE, PARTNERS IN CRIME?

It’s a hell of a thing when an FDLE Special Agent commits perjury.  A hell of a thing. Kathy Smith, lead FDLE agent in the Eimers death-in-custody investigation and KWPD’s Chief of Operations at the time of the arrest, appear to be partners in a perjurious plot to obtain a strangely advantageous home loan. This [more…]

Shine Your Light—Make It Bright…

 
Shine Your Light---Make It Bright...

The first line of defense against incursions upon our rights and liberties, are law-enforcement officers. Members from policing agencies either protect and serve the citizenry, adhering to a legal and professional standard of conduct, or from the onset, denigrate and deny an individual their Constitutional and God given rights. Just because the violence or intrusive [more…]

Invalid Investigation–Derides & Mocks The Death Of An Innocent Man…

 
Invalid Investigation--Derides & Mocks The Death Of An Innocent Man...

An innocent man was killed while in the custody of the Key West Police Department. This disabled 61 year-old met his fate at the hands of police officers, as he laid down on the ground before them. This defenseless and helpless citizen  appeared compliant to all commands that were directed at him. An onslaught of [more…]

Invalid Investigation–Derides & Mocks The Death Of An Innocent Man…

 
Invalid Investigation--Derides & Mocks The Death Of An Innocent Man...

An innocent man was killed while in the custody of the Key West Police Department. This disabled 61 year-old met his fate at the hands of police officers, as he laid down on the ground before them. This defenseless and helpless citizen  appeared compliant to all commands that were directed at him. An onslaught of [more…]

MEDICAL EXAMINER RULES DEATH OF CHARLES EIMERS ACCIDENTAL

 
MEDICAL EXAMINER RULES DEATH OF CHARLES EIMERS ACCIDENTAL

“Mr. Eimers was at risk of a sudden death, at any time, due to either a chaotic cardiac rhythm or worsening of his congestive heart failure,” wrote the E. Hunt Scheuerman, M.D., the Monroe County Medical Examiner. Charles Eimers, 61, a Michigan native, died after losing consciousness while being restrained face down in the sand [more…]

State Attorney Sends Eimers Case to Grand Jury

 
State Attorney Sends Eimers Case to Grand Jury

FDLE’s investigative report in the Eimers case is finally in. No word yet on what the recommendations of the investigators are. The office of State Attorney Catherine Vogel announced today that the matter of the Charles Eimers in-custody death will be presented for review to the Monroe County Grand Jury on July 21, 22, and [more…]

The Eimers Investigation: Did They Lose The Book?

 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement [FDLE] is apparently beginning to feel the heat about the agency’s handling of the Charles Eimers death investigation.  Last week the agency dropped its eternal “no comment” rhetoric and tried to convince the press that there is no conflict of interest between FDLE and KWPD in connection with the [more…]

CBS Morning Show Probes Key West In-Custody Death

 
CBS Morning Show Probes Key West In-Custody Death

The death of Charles Eimers while in the hands of Key West police officers is now getting national attention.   CBS investigators were in town this week researching the circumstances surrounding the death of Eimers, the apparent cover-up involving near cremation of the body before autopsy, destruction of evidence, lying to emergency medical personnel, and finally [more…]

THE EIMERS CASE: WITNESS INTIMIDATION?

 
THE EIMERS CASE:  WITNESS INTIMIDATION?

There is now reason to believe that two plainclothes officers:  KWPD Detective Todd Stevens and another unknown officer, posing as FDLE investigators, deliberately intimidated eyewitnesses who were present during the violent arrest last November of 61-year-old Charles Eimers. Anyone who has paid the slightest bit of attention to the story of the tragically fatal Thanksgiving [more…]