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Naja Girard

Oct 022020
 
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.

 October 2, 2020  Posted by at 9:00 am * Featured Story * 2 Responses »
Sep 062020
 
COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE

This page is updated daily. The FDOH report shows 32 new cases of Covid-19 were added for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,353 (73 of the 3,353 are associated with longterm care facilities and 55 with correctional facilities). Information on the breakdown of new cases by specific Florida Keys location was not yet available as of 8:00 pm November 29. The youngest person confirmed positive for Covid-19 yesterday is 5 years old and the oldest is 74 years old. The single day positivity rate yesterday was 8.36% in Monroe County (7.85% statewide). There were 10 patients hospitalized in the Keys with a Covid-19 diagnosis yesterday – all at the Lower Keys Medical Center. 

 September 6, 2020  Posted by at 4:00 pm * Featured Story * No Responses »

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