5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 1

SHERIFF’S DEPUTY AND THE UNARMED BLACK MAN HE SHOT AND PARALYZED ARE BOTH EXPECTED TO BE CROSS-EXAMINED IN A FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT

Two interruptions due to 22-year-old Dontrell Stephens’ chronic pain have delayed the completion of his cross-examination until Monday. Meanwhile, Palm Beach County Deputy Adams Lin has testified that Stephens flashed a dark object at him with his left hand before the shooting in September 2013.

ALL 23 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN CRACKDOWN ON SOUTH FLORIDA’S VIOLENT LATIN KINGS GANG PLEAD GUILTY TO VARIETY OF FEDERAL CHARGES

They have pleaded guilty to racketeering, weapons and drug charges over the past few months. Prosecutors say they primarily operated in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward counties.

FLORIDA MAN CONVICTED OF MURDERING HIS RIVAIL IN A LOVE TRIANGLE HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON

Authorities say Justin Adam Boyles was angry that Edward Scott Mullener was romantically involved with the same woman Boyles was also seeing. Prosecutors say Boyles and a co-conspirator tortured and beat Mullener to death before setting the 54-year-old and his car on fire.

MIAMI-DADE CORRECTIONS OFFICER SLAIN

Police in Pembroke Pines say the man was shot inside his apartment. The man’s body was discovered by his mother when he didn’t show up for work on Friday afternoon.

FORMER AIR FORCE MASTER SERGEANT IS DOING PRISON TIME FOR CHEATING ON TAXES AND ACCEPTING $263,000 IN BRIBES FOR FIXING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS FOR A SOUTH FLORIDA COMPANY

Trevor Smith admitted accepting the kickbacks from Broward County-based Simplex Corp. for leaking confidential bid information about leasing Russian aircraft for training purposes.

 

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