“What sets Octavia apart from others is not so much that she is a great cop, but rather the fact that she is a great mother, wife, sister and daughter,” said UMPD Chief Rivero. “Her family values of doing things right translates to her job very easy because it’s embedded in her character to always do good for people.”
“It looked like a rock concert. You couldn’t see the pavement, and you couldn’t see grass."
Reports of large social gatherings are also non-emergency, which means police officers won’t respond as quickly if it were an emergency situation. Nonetheless, police officers still need to see the behavior. As a result, if a report is made and police arrive after the party, there is nothing that can be done.
“I have never felt unsafe. I feel that we are doing a very good job by doing the most. I understand that there's been a lot of pushback on school reopening, but I think what we're doing is awesome."
The bill signed by Governor DeSantis makes texting while driving a primary offense effective July 1, 2019, allowing law enforcement officers to pull over drivers and give a citation solely for texting behind the wheel.
"Theft of unattended property has always been the biggest issue, which is 100% preventable," Martinez said. "Don't leave your things unattended for a second. It will grow legs and it will vanish."
Bruce Bagley, a professor at the University of Miami and resident corruption and organized crime expert, was charged with laundering about $2.5 million of Venezuelan money into his own personal American bank accounts and pocketing 10 percent, according to the U.S. State Attorney’s Office.
“How the baby boomers remembered the Vietnam protests of 1969, I’m certain that's how generations raised throughout the 2000s will remember Parkland.”
“You get to be a social worker, a psychologist, a counselor,” said UMPD Crime Prevention Officer Alexandra Martinez on the meaning of police work. “You get to be a superhero.”
"College is supposed to be such a special and flourishing time for students," said senior Amy Grundlegor, "but before anything, it’s supposed to be safe place to grow - and that’s obviously not the case this year."
The Miami-Dade Police Department has arrested a homeless man in connection with the murder of a University of Miami architecture student.