The Houston Police Department has ended its longstanding practice of using $2 chemical kits to make drugs arrests, a policy that had contributed to hundreds of wrongful convictions in recent years.
By David Ovalle, The Miami Herald MIAMI — After Miami Beach Police Detective Reinaldo Casas tested positive for cocaine, he insisted that the drug had been unwittingly absorbed into his blood through an erection-enhancing cream he applied to his genitals. His defense worked. An arbitrator this week ordered Casas, who was fired last year because […]
By David Ovalle, The Miami Herald MIAMI — One of the surveillance videos of Justin Bieber released Wednesday shows the singer slightly stumbling as he tries to walk a white line at the Miami Beach police station shortly after his arrest for driving under the influence. The clip was one of more than 10 hours of […]
Gov. Rick Scott’s crusade to drug-test cash welfare applicants is turning out to be another thickheaded scheme that’s backfiring on Florida taxpayers. The biggest beneficiaries are the testing companies that collect $10 to $25 for urine, blood or hair screening, a fee being paid by the state (you and me) whenever the applicant tests clean […]