Video: Deputy Pepper Sprays, Chokes Key West Swimmer, Gets Fired

Video: Deputy Pepper Sprays, Chokes Key West Swimmer, Gets Fired

The naked man, who the report says, had committed no crime and posed no threat was pepper sprayed at least five times – once at extremely close range.  Riggs even attempted to tase him, and to get in the water and “choke [him] out,” threatened to gaff him, threatened to drown him and ultimately used a potentially lethal choke hold to remove him from the water.

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE

This page is updated daily. The FDOH report for November 28 shows 42 new cases of Covid-19 were added for Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 43 and is now 3,321 (73 of the 3,278 are associated with longterm care facilities and 55 with correctional facilities). New cases confirmed yesterday include 43 Key West residents (now 1,895), 2 Key Largo residents (now 423), 4 Big Pine residents (now 66), 1 Marathon residents (now 308), 1 Cudjoe resident (now 16), 1 Long Key resident (now 10) and 6 non-Florida (now 97). The youngest person confirmed positive for Covid-19 yesterday is 10 years old and the oldest is 78 years old. The single day positivity rate on November 27 was 7.48% in Monroe County (7.14% statewide). There are currently 10 patients hospitalized in the Keys with a Covid-19 diagnosis – all are at the Lower Keys Medical Center. 

Key West Hotel Fences Off Public Beach

Key West Hotel Fences Off Public Beach

We report to you from the front – the waterfront that is. It seems that while we are all looking elsewhere private businesses are quietly grabbing and blocking access to publicly owned waterfront…