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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

This page is updated daily. The FDOH report shows 46 new cases of Covid-19 were added for Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 47 and is now 3,204 (73 are associated with longterm care facilities and 54 with correctional facilities). Increases in cumulative case counts, by location, include 28 Key West residents (now 1,835), 8 Key Largo residents (now 404), 3 Summerland residents (now 99), 1 Marathon resident (now 299), 1 Stock Island resident (now 61), 1 Cudjoe resident (now 15), 1 Little Torch residents (now 11), 3 non-Florida residents (now 84) and 1 case for which residency has not yet been established.  The youngest person confirmed positive for Covid-19 yesterday is 4 years sold and the oldest is 77 years old. The single day positivity rate yesterday was 11.62% in Monroe County (7.10% statewide). Today there were 7 patients with a COVID-19 diagnosis in Florida Keys hospitals – all are at Lower Keys Medical Center. 

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

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