Charles Rabin,

Charles Rabin

Miami, FL, United States

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Past articles by Charles:

Miami Police Captain Who Told City Leaders He Was Black Suspended

Miami’s most outspoken cop, who last week told a black city commissioner and others that he was not Hispanic, but was a black male, was suspended with pay Wednesday by the city’s police chief. → Read More

Broward Sheriff’s deputy convicted of battery as department’s problems intensify

Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Lambert was found guilty of battery and falsifying records Tuesday. It’s the latest black eye for a department that has seen four arrests and two firings over the past two weeks. → Read More

Bullet missed Doral cop’s heart by 2 inches. He’s recovering from training accident

A Doral police sergeant and field training supervisor who was accidentally shot during a training exercise Wednesday, escaped with a pierced lung and some broken bones. The bullet missed his heart by two inches. → Read More

More than a year after Parkland school shooting, 2 more cops fired for neglect of duty

The Broward Sheriff’s Office fired two more deputies after its own internal affairs investigation of the response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year. That brings the number of dismissed deputies to four. → Read More

Protesters outside debate want wages to go up and camp for migrant children to close

Protesters outside of the Adrienne Arsht Center before the first night of the Democratic presidential debate weren’t particularly loud, but they were stubborn. Many want the migrant child’s camp in Miami closed. → Read More

Man killed in police-involved shooting after he stabs mother of their child, cops say

A Miami man was killed in a police-involved shooting in an apartment on Northwest 37th Avenue Tuesday morning. Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina said it appeared the man had just stabbed the mohter of his child → Read More

Most violent crime in Miami-Dade down again this year. The exception is Miami Gardens.

The violent crime rate in most of the cities in Miami-Dade County has continued a decades-long trend and dropped in 2018, according to FDLE statistics. The anomaly is Miami Gardens, which saw its homicide rate rise 25 percent. → Read More

Miami-Dade police officer charged, accused of dealing in stolen trucks

Miami-Dade Police Officer Orestes Verdura is expected to surrender Monday on accusations he was dealing in stolen trucks. He had previously been relieved of duty. → Read More

Deputy chief once injured in shootout in line to be Miami Beach’s new chief of police

The Miami Beach city manager has recommended that the second-in-command to Miami Beach Police Chief Dan Oates fill Oates’ shoes when he retires at the end of the month. → Read More

Cop says he slapped black Miami man because he spit on him. Prosecutors didn’t buy it.

A man who was slapped twice by a Miami-Dade police officer while handcuffed took a plea deal after prosecutors said they couldn’t prove the man spit on the cop. The slaps were caught on bystander video. → Read More

Unarmed black therapist shot by cop thanks jury for finding officer negligent

Charles Kinsey, the unarmed healthcare worker who was shot in 2016 by a North Miami cop while he was trying to protect his autistic client, spoke out Wednesday after a jury found the officer guilty of a crime. → Read More

Women say therapist hired for massage went too far. Now he’s charged with sexual battery

A Miami Beach therapist hired to perform a relatively new massage technique that’s gaining popularity called Lymph Node Therapy, was arrested Wednesday after three women say he touched them inappropriately. → Read More

Person shot dead inside vehicle in parking lot of probation office in Miami Gardens

Miami Gardens police responding to shots fired at a probation office found a person shot dead inside a car. → Read More

North Miami moves to fire officer convicted of negligence for shooting at autistic man

A day after a jury determined that North Miami police officer Jonathon Aledda was guilty of culpable negligence in the 2016 shooting of a healthcare worker, the city moved to terminate the officer and put him on unpaid leave. → Read More

Little Havana crime spree stalls when bakery owner shoots at robbers

Police believe four men are responsible for a string of gunpoint robberies in Little Havana late Monday and early Tuesday morning. In one instance a store owner shot at the suspects. → Read More

‘I believed it was a gun.’ Cop testifies why he fired at autistic man holding toy truck

North Miami Officer Jonathon Aledda took the stand Monday in his second trial for shooting at an autistic man holding a toy truck, instead hitting the man’s unarmed caretaker. → Read More

Miami man wrestles with and shoots a man dead, cops told. It was his dad on Father’s Day

Witnesses told Miami, Florida police officers that a man got into a screaming match with his father on Father’s Day, then shot and killed him while the two wrestled on the ground. → Read More

New tool to fight wildlife rabies in Miami-Dade: 275,000 smelly and edible vaccine packets

The state has signed off on a plan to place 275,000 rabies vaccines in plastic containers covered by fish-meal throughout the county in hope of curtailing other rabies outbreaks like the ones that plagued north and south Miami-Dade last year. → Read More

Carjack suspects shoot at police during chase and manage to evade perimeter, cops say

Two men suspected in an armed carjacking in Opa-locka Tuesday afternoon fired at police during a chase and managed to evade a perimeter and remain free a day later, police say → Read More

A Miami cop accidentally Tasers his own partner. Try not to laugh at the video

Cellphone footage of a Miami cop accidentally deploying a Taser on his partner began swirling through the Internet Wednesday. Though the details weren’t clear, a police source said the incident happened about three months ago. → Read More