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Police Shooting Results in Settlement, But Victim’s Family Wants Charges

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

All over the U.S., Americans watching Daniel Chauvin slowly kill George Floyd have left us as a country wondering about accountability for police officers. Typically, police officers who kill in the line of duty are subject to an internal investigation. These shootings are almost always declared “justified” by the State Attorney. Such was the… Read More »

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Police Find 16 lbs of Marijuana in Jail Deputy’s Home

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A Palm Beach deputy has resigned after she and her husband were caught with 16 lbs. of marijuana in their home. According to an internal affairs memo, Marquita Perez, 35, resigned in February. She had been an employee of the PBSO jail system for six years. In July of 2017, drug police found more… Read More »

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Criminal Cases Move too Slowly for Families of Victims

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

According to a recent news article from Palm Beach Post, about 10% of homicide cases are still making their way through the courts. This has led to a logjam that many find concerning, particularly the families of victims who are still awaiting justice. On the flip side of that argument is the need to… Read More »

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Boca Raton Teacher Charged With Possession of Child Pornography

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A fourth-grade school teacher at Sandpiper Shores Elementary School has been charged with possession of child pornography according to Palm Beach County police. Thirty-seven-year-old Aleck Ford is facing charges of possessing 10 or more images of child pornography and evidence tampering. Police say they tracked down Ford after he downloaded files from a peer-to-peer… Read More »

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Man Who Pulled Gun in Mask Dispute Will Face No Charges

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Vincent Scavetta, who pulled a gun on a fellow customer at a Palm Beach County Walmart, will not face charges related to brandishing the weapon. This news comes after the story of Kyle Rittenhouse broke. Rittenhouse is charged with bringing a weapon that was illegal for him to carry at the age of 17… Read More »

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Boynton Beach

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Thirty-eight-year-old Jermaine Ward has been arrested and is being held without bail after police say he shot another man in the stomach. Ward is also facing charges of being a felon in possession of a weapon. The shooting occurred early on September 7. The victim managed to call Palm Beach police after he’d been… Read More »

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Nineteen-Year-Old Faces Murder and Rape Charges

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A nineteen-year-old West Palm Beach resident is facing second-degree murder charges in the death of a 17-year-old boy. The shooting occurred nearly two years ago, but Anthony Oliver Jr. and charges were filed as early as May, but Oliver was serving a sentence related to weapons charges and robbery until last month. The judge… Read More »

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PBC Inmate Overdoses on Fentanyl

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An investigation is being conducted after a Palm Beach County inmate died of a fentanyl overdose one week into a jail stay. The same man was set to attend a hearing where a judge would likely reduce the charges against him so that he could be released from jail. Travis William Fletcher had been… Read More »

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Boca Gas Station Manager Catches Credit Card Skimmers

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Ed Rudy, a Boca Raton gas station manager, found two men attempting to open up one of his pumps in order to scam credit card information. He immediately called the police as he watched them on a security camera. Police arrested Daniel Osman Milian-Diaz (30) and Francisco Costa-Perez (34). Both men are charged with… Read More »

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Veteran Opens Fire in VA Hospital

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Veteran and double amputee, 60-year-old Larry Ray Bon, was “committed” for 25 years after opening fire on Florida VA hospital. Bon pulled a handgun from his wheelchair and opened fire, randomly targeting individuals inside the hospital. While no one was killed, two people were struck by bullets, including a doctor. Bon was subsequently committed… Read More »

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