There’s a new ripple in the “Treehouse Murder” case. In a March 8, 2021 deposition, the lead detective claims his boss at the sheriff’s office had coached witnesses and used fabricated evidence in building a murder case against Franklin Tyrone Tucker.
This page is updated daily: ONE ADDITIONAL DEATH: FDOH’s report today shows 1 additional Covid-19 related death in Monroe County. There have been 52 deaths to date. NEW CASES: FDOH’s report today shows 14 additional cases of Covid-19 was confirmed for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 7,106. (102 of the 7,106 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 119 cases are inmates or staff in a Monroe County Detention Center.) After adjustments, cumulative case counts, by location, include 12 more in Key West, 1 more in Key Largo and 1 more in Stock Island.
I feel it is my duty to shed some light on how we can do better with the COVID-19 surge in our community. Although masking, distancing, and washing are extremely important in prevention, more than these measures is needed to mitigate the increased community spread. The methods by which we contain this spread are vital to our community. We are 9 months into this pandemic and our community lacks adequate testing, contact tracing, and quarantine resources to reduce the spread. The surge was foreseeable.
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.