Prosecutors will not charge the police officers who killed a motorist on South Beach in a hail of bullets after a chaotic chase during Memorial Day weekend four years ago.
In a long-awaited ruling on the controversial incident, the Miami-Dade state attorney’s office officially ruled Tuesday that the 12 officers were “legally justified” in killing Raymond Herisse after he plowed into several cars and nearly ran over several bicycle cops. Police bullets — over 100 were fired in all — also wounded four bystanders.
While the Florida Keys may provide a fertile setting for crime fiction by the likes of Carl Hiaasen and James W. Hall, in reality the islands are getting safer, according to statistics from local law enforcement agencies.
“Listen you got to hear it from the heart. We’re sorry,” he said to about 40 people in the Washington Park Community Center. “My police department is sorry and I represent that department. We made a mistake.”
The social media app Instagram claims 300 million users document their lives through uploaded daily worldwide. But not all of them use the app wisely, as some Miami Instagrammers have had their posts used against them as evidence in criminal cases.
One Miamian unknowingly published an act of voyeurism while another used the app to aid his criminal activity by uploading pictures of stolen goods for sale.
But why do people turn to social media with incriminating content?