On May 21st Adam Bounds, who was shot 3 times inside his houseboat by FWC Captain David Dipre during an October 15th welfare check, was arrested for attempted arson and threatening a law enforcement officer. Bounds has since been released on bond. Today we received an unredacted copy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s May 20th probable cause statement.
The governor of the state of New York just initiated an interesting program: over the next nine months he invites every community in his state to “put pen to paper” and propose what kind of police force they want. “It’s not that government gives us their vision of what the police should look like because we have government’s vision of what the police should look like: It’s called the current police.” He wants to hear what ideas the people have to propose. Now that is a great idea. Why couldn’t the Keys and Key West do the same?
County Mayor Heather Carruthers held another COVID-19 Facebook Live Q&A this week. Below are some highlights. Full video above.
This page is updated daily. 37 NEW CASES / 1 ICU BED AVAILABLE in Monroe County hospitals (it is at Mariners Hospital).
NEW CASES (case data as of July 19): FDOH reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County in this morning’s report. Two cases previously confirmed have been removed from the Monroe County list due to residency elsewhere in Florida. 16 of the individuals confirmed yesterday are Key West residents (now 373 total), 7 are Key Largo residents (now 140), 3 are Marathon residents (now 92), 2 are Big Pine residents (now 22), 1 is a Tavernier resident (now 82), 1 is a Long Key resident (now 3), 1 is a Ramrod Key resident (now 2), 4 cases have not had residency established as yet (now 60). Of the 37 new cases only 1 is over 65 – a 66-year-old man. 23 individuals are 40 years or under with the youngest being two toddlers 2 and 3 years old. 13 individuals are between 41 and 64 years old.
Today, May 26, Monroe County Emergency Management Director Shannon Weiner held a COVID-19 countywide coordinating meeting. Below are some highlights.