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 shows 28 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 30 and is now 2,131. (70 of the 2,131 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 21 Key West residents (now 993), 3 Key Largo (now 278), 1 non-Florida resident and 5 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 215). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 19 years old and the oldest is 91 years old.

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…