Miami Sports Marketing Firm Doled Out More Than $40 Million In Bribes To Soccer Officials, Feds Claim

Miami Sports Marketing Firm Doled Out More Than $40 Million In Bribes To Soccer Officials, Feds Claim

May 28, 2015

As news spread of the massive racketeering and corruption indictment against 14 top world soccer executives it didn’t take long for a direct connection to Miami — the American Casablanca — to emerge.

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Published in Justice

Search Emails, Text Messages of Cabinet Staff Regarding FDLE Commissioner’s Ouster

Search Emails, Text Messages of Cabinet Staff Regarding FDLE Commissioner’s Ouster

May 21, 2015

The documents provided so far indicate that Cabinet officials communicated about FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey's ouster and replacement.

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Published in Government, Open Records

FDLE: Crime Down, Except Rape, with Tallahassee Topping the List

FDLE: Crime Down, Except Rape, with Tallahassee Topping the List

May 21, 2015

In 2014, all state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies combined reported 7,104 forcible rapes, 365 more than the prior year.

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In Cities Statewide, Black Police Officers Underrepresented on Streets

In Cities Statewide, Black Police Officers Underrepresented on Streets

May 17, 2015

An FCIR analysis shows racial disparities exist throughout Florida.

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Published in Government, Justice

FCIR Wins Two Honors in Green Eyeshade Awards

May 14, 2015

The categories: Public Service in Radio Journalism and Online Investigative Reporting.

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Published in Blog, Journalism

To Catch the Devil

To Catch the Devil

May 14, 2015

Trevor Aaronson of FCIR expanded his reporting on FBI terrorism informant Robert Childs, now living in Key West, into a profile for Foreign Policy magazine.

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Published in Government, Justice

Florida’s Smallest Police Departments Get MRAPs

Florida’s Smallest Police Departments Get MRAPs

May 13, 2015

The U.S. Department of Defense has provided 47 mine-resistant armored vehicles, also known as MRAPs, to dozens of police agencies throughout the state.

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Published in Government, Justice

Visualized: Police Militarization in Florida

Visualized: Police Militarization in Florida

May 10, 2015

Since 2010, civilian law enforcement agencies in Florida have received more than $289 million worth of surplus military gear designed for wartime scenarios.

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Published in Government, Justice

State Budget Standoff Raises Possibility of Government Shutdown

State Budget Standoff Raises Possibility of Government Shutdown

May 6, 2015

Amid the uncertainty, local government officials are growing increasingly frustrated with the historic levels of obfuscation coming from the Capitol Complex in Tallahassee.

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Published in Government, Politics

WGCU-FCIR Collaboration Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

WGCU-FCIR Collaboration Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

April 23, 2015

"Florida's Shrinking Workforce" was named best news series.

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Published in Blog, Government, Journalism

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