Leaked Video Contradicts Florida Sheriff Dept’s Claim that Fatally Shot Unarmed Man Ignored Orders During Drug Bust

Recently leaked video shows Florida deputies killing an unarmed man during a drug bust, contradicting their initial story. 

For six years, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office stuck to their story: that the shooting of 41-year-old Jerry Dwight Brown, an unarmed black man, was justified because he repeatedly ignored their order to raise his hands and surrender.

But a newly leaked video contradicts their claim.

At the time, deputies gave statements to investigators saying Brown was reaching for something before they opened fire.

Instead, it shows deputies opened fire on Brown within seconds without any provocation. 

The video, obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, shows a small-scale drug bust turning deadly within an instant.

Eleven seconds to be exact.

The footage shows an undercover deputy coaxing Brown into the officer’s car as other deputies surround it to arrest him.

Just seconds later, deputies fire four shots with three of them hitting Brown.

One struck him in the back.

The video, recorded from the driver’s seat directly next to Brown, shows deputies did not even give him time to surrender.

In all, it takes only 11-seconds between the time deputies to approach the car and the final shot fired.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has repeatedly declined to release the portion of the video that shows the actual shooting.

When this video was recorded in 2014, it was exempt from being released.

Today, such videos are considered public records according to Florida law.

When Tampa Bay Times reporters told the sheriff’s office they obtained the video independently and intended to publish it, an attorney for the office, Linsday Moore, claimed: “video portions depicting the death of Mr. Brown are clearly confidential and exempt from public disclosure.”

Moore said anyone publishing the video would be “in violation of the law.”

But the Tampa Bay Times published the video showing the moment shots were fired at Brown, killing him.

The incident occurred in Pasco County on July 1, 2014, just weeks before Eric Garner was murdered in New York.

The death of Brown sparked protests, with more than 100 people in Zephryhills, but drew little attention after that.

The sheriff’s office settled with Brown’s widow, Tresa Brown, for $262,500 in February.

But they did not admit any liability in the case.

Amanda Hunter, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said her office settled “out of respect for Mr. Brown’s family.”

In 2014, Hunter stated the State Attorney’s Office determined the use of force was justified and that an internal review by the sheriff’s office cleared the officers involved in the shooting.

Hunter declined to allow the Tampa Bay Times to speak with either of the deputies who shot Brown. 

Both deputies are still employed by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Jerry Brown was working at his stepfather’s tire shop in Zephyrhills on the day of the shooting.

He had allegedly sold pills a few times to undercover deputies in the weeks before his death, according to records.

Deputies had planned to make a final drug purchase from Brown and then arrest him.

Video, from a camera hidden in the undercover deputy’s sunglasses, show the deputy driving up to Big Ben’s New and Used Tires, persuading a reluctant Brown to get inside of the undercover car.

Brown sat in the passenger seat and showed the deputy what they claim was Hydromorphone pills he pulled from his right picket.

When the undercover deputy began counting out more than $2,000, a van full of officers approach the car.

Brown did not appear to notice.

Undercover deputies surround the car, yelling orders that are difficult to understand in the video.

Within a couple of seconds, Brown attempts to exit the car, slightly opening the door.

An officer immediately pushes it closed.

Deputies claim they saw Brown reach towards his right pocket.

What he’s actually doing is unclear in the video.

A second later, Sergeant Clinton Cabbage shot Brown through the windshield, shattering the glass.

The bullet from Cabbage’s gun hit Brown in the abdomen before he fired two more shots.

One struck Brown in the buttocks, according to investigative reports.

Another deputy opens the car door so Brown can be pulled from the car.

A detective, identified as Daniel Green, can be heard yelling at Brown to put his hands up.

Immediately, another shot is fired.

A bullet from Green’s gun struck Brown in the back, according to a medical examiner’s report.

Brown was declared dead at a hospital.

After the shooting, Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said Brown’s actions made deputies fear for their lives.

“When they said ‘Show me your hands,’ the suspect should’ve shown us his hands,” Nocco told reports. 

“He didn’t.”

The State Attorney’s Office determined Brown’s “failure to comply” justified the shooting.

However, the office also “strongly” urged deputies to “review the video of this event to conduct further operations of this type in such a manner as to minimize the risk of the need to utilize deadly force.”

An outside policing expert reviewed the footage at the request of the Tampa Bay Times and said he didn’t see any justification for the shooting.

Walter Signorelli, an associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said the deputies could have taken cover and given Brown clearer instructions. 

“It happened so fast,” Signorelli said. 

“It’s hard to justify.”

U.S. District Court Judge William F. Jung, the judge who presided over the civil lawsuit filed by Brown’s widow, called the video “troubling.”

“The ‘takedown’ did not happen as planned, and Brown was dead or dying about 10 seconds after it started,” Jung wrote in an order.

Jung said Brown appeared to be “shocked” by the yelling and thumping and presence of several officers.

“Deputies have maintained that consistent, clear commands were given to Brown, who defied them,” Jung wrote.

“This is not accurate. The commands were almost entirely indecipherable. Green’s command before Green shot was audible, but left no time for compliance.”

Judge Jung referred to Brown as a “small-time pill dealer, with no violent tendencies shown in any recent period” and questioned whether Brown could even be considered a threat after the first shot, calling the second and third shots that wounded Brown “problematic.”

Jung wrote Brown was convicted of a kidnapping and armed robbery about 17 years before the shooting.

But deputies were wrongly informed that Brown had two or three more armed robbery arrests.

Jung rejected a motion filed by the defendants to dismiss the case.

An appeals court upheld his order, noting “Brown was given no time to comply before Green shot him.”

Both Cabbage and Green had been involved in prior shootings, according to news reports.

Cabbage shot and killed a man who allegedly opened fire on a SWAT team in 2009, striking Cabbage in his bullet-resistant vest.

And Green shot and wounded an unarmed woman in 2009.

In that case, the sheriff’s office said the woman lunged towards a deputy, and deputies thought she might have been armed.

Green was also one of five deputies who shot at a man who fired at deputies in 2013. 

The man was killed, according to news reports.

Read the lawsuit filed by Brown’s widow below.

WATCH: Park Ranger Fatally Shoots Unarmed Man Touring New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns

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Recently released body camera video shows a National Park Ranger tasering then fatally shooting an unarmed man. But part of the video is missing.

National Park Ranger Robert Mithcell stopped Charles “Gage” Lorentz, who was traveling from Texas to meet his family in Coloroado, for speeding on a dirt road near an area of the park called Rattlesnake Springs on March 21, 2020.

Lorentz took a detour at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico to catch up with a friend.

And that would end up costing him his life.

Bodycam video shows Mitchell ordering Lorentz to spread his feet and move closer to a nearby railing.

Mitchell orders Lorentz to turn around.

Lorentz doesn’t turn around and dances to music playing from a vehicle nearby instead.

Mitchell then tells Lorenth to take his hands out of his pockets.

That’s when, without any warning, Ranger Mitchell shoots Lorentz with his taser.

At this point, the video mysteriously goes black before resuming 26-seconds later showing Mitchell on top of Lorentz — after shooting him twice.

The first shot was not fatal, an autopsy report concluded, according to KOB4.

The second shot struck Lorentz in the heart.

Later, Ranger Mitchell is heard explaining what happened in the video during the missing 26-seconds to another deputy who had arrived on-scene from Eddy County.

“That’s when I shot him with a Taser.  It did nothing.  I went dry stun, he hit me somewhere right here on the side of my head.  The fight was on, he grabbed me around the neck, he tried to push my head into the push bar and I came up and fired one round.  I don’t know if I got him or not, but I definitely got him on the second one and he crumbled.”

Although barbs from Mitchell’s taser did not have an effect, as Mitchell can be heard explaining, there did not appear to be a reason to taser Lorentz at that point.

Mitchell then escalates the situation, as he described, by stepping toward Lorentz in order to get closer to him to stun him by using the taser’s function that requires the weapon to make contact with someone’s skin to be effective.

When Ranger Mitchell lunged toward Lorentz, Lorentz fought back, three witnesses stated in police reports.

Bodycam video shows Mithcell handcuffing Lorentz’s motionless body, three minutes later, and declaring him “under arrest.”

Eight minutes after the shooting, Michell finally retrieves his first aid kid from his vehicle.

Four minutes later, he attempts to rendering aid.

THE MISSING 26-SECONDS

Charles Gage’s death was investigated by the Eddy County Sheriff’s Department. Its findings were turned over to Dianna Luce, 5th Judicial District Attorney, who says she is concerned about the missing 26-seconds from Michell’s body cam videos.

Luce says she does not want tow rule if Ranger Mithcell’s shooting was justified or not until she has all of the evidence and materials, which includes the missing portion of the video.

“We’ve now been informed that perhaps that there was a miscommunication or there is some additional material that they can now recover,” Luce said.  “

“We think that is really important to know that we have everything that was recorded.”

Through an email, the National Park Service and Luce both confirmed the U.S. Attorney’s Office is also investigating to determine if Lorentz’s Constitutional rights were violated when Ranger Mitchell killed him.

Police reports confirm Lorentz was unarmed when he was killed.

And no drugs were found in his system, an autopsy report concluded.

Shannon Kennedy, an Albuquerque attorney plans on filing a civil rights lawsuit against the United States Interior Department and the National Park Service on behalf of Lorentz’s family.

“Let’s start with the fact that this man takes a Taser and shoots Gage with no provocation from Gage whatsoever,” Kennedy said.

“There is no communication, there is no de-escalation.  That park ranger is insane.  He’s out of his mind.  What is he arresting him for? Driving too fast down a country road?  And he takes his life over that? It’s a citation.  It’s a warning.  It’s not a death sentence.”

A FAMILY GRIEVING

During the days after Lorentz’s death, his mother called around trying to piece together what happened to her son.

But nobody would reveal the name of the park ranger who killed Charles Lorentz.

“Not having any answers has been difficult on my family,” she explained.

“The world is a far less better place without him in it,” Travis Lorentz, Charles’ father said .

Ranger Mitchell was recently assigned to an administrative assignment pending an internal investigation, according to a spokesperson with the National Parks Service.

Meanwhile, the family of Charles “Gage” Lorentz continues pushing for answers and seeking justice for their son.

True Homestead will be submitting a request for the original shooting video and will publish if and when we receive it.

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Fairclough’s Dirty Little Secret: Securing Her Vice Mayor Seat Through Multiple Frauds

Homestead, Florida, Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough-Staggers committed election fraud by not living in the district she campaigned to represent.

It’s apparently the motive for all of her other schemes and crimes: save possibly for her financial problems; leading her to steal from school children and orphans.

Literally.

Keep reading.

Because lying is lying; and stealing is stealing.

First, we covered how, as vice mayor, Fairclough-Staggers sought to unseat Mayor Losner with a restraining order against him — allegedly for her safety —before withdrawing her statements and blaming her health instead.

But that was only after filing police reports against the mayor, and conveniently leaking it all to the Herald.

We reported how she attempted to have Doc Justice arrested for the crime of stalking, due to his heinous act of publishing articles as an investigative journalist, a clear First Amendment violation.

That made the tenth time Homestead officials have tried to abuse Doc with improper application of the stalking laws.

We uncovered how Fairclough-Staggers was essentially stealing money from the children she professes to care so much about, as well as her primary employer, the Public School system, by evading property taxes.

A reader claims to have submitted a complaint to the County Tax Appraiser, who confirmed she improperly claimed the tax exemption, and has issued a citation — another fraud necessary to cover the election fraud on paper.

We exposed her stealing from orphans, in an apparent scheme to embezzle money from her campaign here and here. And we detailed how she tried to cover her tracks after the fact while throwing shade at us here.

There is much more to the story of problems with her campaign finance reports, which is mentioned below, but it may become a whole new article.

We showed how she lied claiming she was single to commit mortgage fraud, sparking a criminal investigation against her — yet another ancillary fraud she committed to seal the election fraud deal.

Now, we’re letting the of the cat out of the bag by showing you the facts which show Homestead’s vice mayor committing election fraud.

Was it this or were her financial difficulties the primary motive for committing election fraud, and all her other fraudulent schemes?

As a Principal and Vice Mayor, how is she having financial difficulties?

THE FACTS AND ALLEGATIONS.

Every election cycle, political candidates from the local to state level face allegations that they don’t live in the districts they’re trying to represent.

And for Homestead Florida’s Vice Mayor, Patricia Fairclough-Staggers, 2019 is no different, even though, after the fact, she’s still sitting as Homestead’s vice mayor.

For now, at least.

Before winning an uncontested election for vice mayor of Homestead in 2019, Fairclough-Staggers claimed to reside at 424 SE 37 PL in Homestead, Florida 33033, which lies in the Oasis District, Seat 6.

There’s only a few problems with that.

A total of seven persons, six being registered voters, including Fairclough and her deceased mother, and one non-voter, claim to live at the exact same residence according to clustrmaps.com, all appearing to be her relatives.

Apparently, the four bedroom home where Fairclough-Staggers claims to reside is already full.

Meanwhile, a reasonable person would figure it is more likely Fairclough-Staggers, who recently had a baby, is living with her husband Kelvin Staggers who owns a residence at 1870 SE 20 TER in Homestead, Florida 33035. His residence lying within the Shores neighborhood of the Keys Gate District, i.e. Seat 2 represented by Councilman Sean Fletcher.

That is, unless we are to believe, contrary to word on the street and objective corroborating evidence, that a newly-wed new mother resides in a 4-bedroom town-home with five other people and her newborn — while living separately from her husband and the father of her child.

Plus, when she attempted to have Doc arrested for publishing an article about her husband on April 27, 2020, police did not take long to arrive at her husband’s address in the Shores.

No, they did not respond to her alleged address in the Oasis District.

The public records, as well as the dispatch call recordings, which we took the liberty of obtaining, corroborate our claim.

You can listen to the audio recording from dispatch below.

The voice you hear is, Homestead police lieutenant, Randy Owens.

What you heard is Owens stating the result of Vice Mayor Fairclough-Staggers calling Homestead Police Colonel Scott Kennedy urging police brass to manufacture a crime against Doc.

Police units were dispatched to her husband’s house in the Shores to conduct a “14,” police code for an investigation, to meet with Fairclough-Staggers.

Thankfully, the officers declined to abuse their authority, this time, and falsely charge Doc with a crime, since it’s perfectly legal to publish articles, especially articles about public officials doing things like committing crimes.

This creates serious problems for the Vice Mayor, brought on by her own crimes and misdeeds.

But we digress.

True Homestead has received multiple tips from local, anonymous sources who allege Fairclough-Staggers parks her car at her husband’s residence at night.

Sources revealed to True Homestead that this is an open secret, which many locals already know about.

And some have even been documenting it.

One source informed us the entire City Council knows the vice mayor does not reside in Oasis, and that Councilman Larry Roth has personally been to Staggers’s house in the Shores to conduct business, on multiple occasions.

We performed our due diligence, questioning the claims of all sources.

Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough-Staggers standing in front of her red Mercedes.

And we obtained time and date stamped photos showing Fairclough’s red Mercedes parked at her husband’s home in the Shores every time, except one, an anonymous source has ridden by and taken a picture.

Doc went on a night fishing trip with a friend who lives in the Shores, and Doc obtained two pictures himself.

First picture taken at 6:47 pm on June 20. Second picture taken at 1:54 am on June 21, 2020. Out of 9 times passing by her husband’s house, over 5 weeks, her car was there 8 times.

Separate sources inform us, that during nights, Fairclough-Stagger’s car is never parked at or anywhere near the Oasis residence she swore to live in, in signed documents she submitted to the city clerk to qualify.

Multiple, trusted sources tell us she has been living in the Shores since before she got married in February 2018, one claiming this move was celebrated with a party back in 2016, and well before the 2019 election.

Additionally, a Doral police officer lives directly across the street from her husband’s house

This officer, our sources confirm, converses with the couple regularly.

Would that neighbor confirm our allegations, or would he lie under oath and/or during an investigation?

We don’t know, but we strongly suspect he would not.

Another source informed us, that well over a month ago, that someone filed a criminal complaint, with Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, after uncovering this election fraud themselves.

It is likely that multiple criminal investigations are currently ongoing.

Fairclough-Staggers may even face criminal charges stemming from that alleged complaint rather than what we’re informing you about.

But, that complaint has been just sitting at the State Attorney’s Office.

Will Fernandez-Rundle act on it?

That’s the $64,000 question.

We can’t tell you everything our sources inform us about or anything about their identities.

But we can confirm our sources allege that a private investigator was hired to tail Fairclough-Staggers for some time, before said complaint was filed.

That would provide any criminal case against her impartial third party evidence, which is separate and distinct from our many sources and the several lines of objective evidence we have obtained, and publish herein.

Yet, we have not published all of our evidence yet, as we want to protect sources from retaliation.

ADDITIONAL CLUES.

A barcode sticker can be observed on Fairclough’s car in the picture below.

Patricia Fairclough-Staggers red Mercedes showing bar-code sticker for entry into the Shores.

The sticker allows entry through the gate at her husband’s residence in the Shores.

Only property owners and renters get a sticker, and all tenants who get a sticker get a background check.

And you have to sign off that you live there, as well.

Given all we’ve looked at in our own investigation, we have the utmost confidence that she actually lives in Keys Gate, not Oasis.

Gate records from both the Shores and Oasis addresses would further confirm or refute this, but we have been unable to obtain these records.

However, a subpoena would get them, along with her campaign bank account records which we are positive will uncover additional crimes.

THE CRIMES?

In order to qualify to campaign as a councilperson as well as vice mayor, Fairclough-Staggers was required to complete and then submit an application packet to Homestead City Clerk, and Supervisor of Elections, Elizabeth Sewell.

True Homestead - City Clerk Elizabeth Sewell still refuses ...
Clerk Elizabeth Sewell, official picture.

We confirmed Fairclough-Staggers, submitted the packet containing the required sworn and signed forms.

Yet, Fairclough had to know her signature on government documents claiming that she lived in Oasis, was false.

There’s only one problem with this, besides the fact that it’s not true.

When she signed the document containing information she knew to be false, she committed the crime of perjury.

These allegations, if true, constitute election fraud.

She knowingly lied about where she lives for personal gain.

Fairclough-Stagger’s deception and non-residence makes her ineligible to represent the Oasis District, as well as the Home Owners Association she sits on the board of too.

She has no real choice besides forfeiting her position as Vice Mayor as well.

ELECTION FRAUD VIA. FALSIFYING RESIDENCY NOT UNCOMMON IN SOUTH FLORIDA

A similar local case occurred as recently as 2017, when State Representative Daisy Baez admitted to lying about the district she resided in.

Rep. Daisy Baez during the House Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee meeting Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (Photo by Phil Sears of Florida Politics.com)

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Prosecutors began investigating Baez after the Miami Herald published an article detailing how she did not live within the District she campaigned for.

In that case, investigators determined Baez lived in another district — and did not lease a property in the district she claimed to represent until after the article published.

Facing felony charges from the Miami-Dade State’s Attorney’s Office, Baez dropped out of her high-profile race for the State Senate.

The resignation came as part of a plea bargain, in which Baez plead guilty to a misdemeanor, paid a $1,000 fine, served a year of probation during which she was banned from seeking office, and was required to complete an ethics course, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

“Deliberately swearing to false information essential to your role as a state legislator, as alleged in this case, eats at the credibility of our voting and political systems,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement a week after Baez resigned.

“I believe that there can never be a good reason for such action.”

So will Fernandez-Rundle do her job?

Or will she eat her words?

We are not holding our breath.

ONE CRIMINAL ACT COULD MEAN MULTIPLE CRIMINAL CHARGES

Whenever, a candidate signs a campaign finance report, they are affirming to have “read and certified” the information to be “true and correct.”

The forms are dummy proof, prompting the candidate to affirm their knowledge that it is a First Degree Misdemeanor to falsify a public record.

While we don’t know or have any control over what punishment, if any, her crimes will result in, we have read Florida Statutes that constitute other possible criminal charges which may be brought forward.

For instance, if candidates who are sitting public officials, such as Fairclough-Staggers, falsify an official record to provide a gain to any person, herself included, it could result in catching an official misconduct charge, a third degree felony, according to Florida Statute 838.022 (1) (a).

In the case of Baez, she was hit for submitting a singled falsified document.

That was enough for Fernandez-Rundle to bring felony charges before offering Baez a misdemeanor plea bargain.

Herein, Fairclough-Staggers falsified her residency information on twelve separate campaign finance reports that she lived at 424 SE 37 PL, an Oasis, not Keys Gate address — to remain qualified.

That’s in addition to intentionally lying on her candidate qualifying packet.

That is a baker’s dozen worth of violations right there, alone.

Such is why Fairclough perpetrated the Homestead Tax Exemption and the Mortgage fraud. Because, if she lost the home or the exemption, the gig would be up generating a public record, as well as negative publicity.

THE CAMPAIGN REPORTS ARE STILL A MESS

The one time Fairclough-Staggers was not at home when our anonymous source passed by was on June 23, 2020.

That day, she was at the Clerk’s office submitting an amended P1 report, even though all accounts were supposed to be closed out in February.

The report was submitted at 6:41 pm, yeah that seems a little late for the clerk’s office to be receiving and stamping documents.

Was overtime charged to the City to deal with the Vice Mayor’s malfeasance, misfeasance, and/or non-feasance?

Further, Fairclough-Staggers used the wrong address again.

There are many other apparent errors in these reports, including the amended P1, which just makes every subsequent filing even worse.

At this point $7,125.49, by Fairclough’s own sworn admission, is unaccounted for, and we still are not sure as to what happened to the $2,000 which was supposed to go to orphans being helped by Keisha.

Sadly, Keisha never got anything from Fairclough-Staggers other than to be used for political gain or cover.

Where are these $7,125.49 in missing funds, are they sitting in a bank account, or were they misappropriated, i.e. stolen/embezzled?

How did Elizabeth Sewell, the City Clerk and Supervisor of Elections, allow this to occur, on her watch, and why does she allow this to continue?

Altogether, there is a total of at least sixteen (16), prima facie, third degree felonies uncovered to date, against Fairclough-Staggers.

That comes with up to eighty (80) years worth of prison time, and it does not include the mortgage fraud, a second degree felony which threatens up to another fifteen (15) years of incarceration.

That’s up to ninety five (95) years worth of incarceration for felony crimes, and $90,000 in fines, already uncovered.

This is way more than the Feds ever on Al Capone.

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE

When, and if, Fairclough-Staggers submits the other eight (8) amended documents now required, that will be eight (8) additional third degree felonies, unless she decides to use the correct address where she resides.

That’s up to an additional forty (40) years and $40,000 in fines, in addition to what is already documented above.

We know she would never receive a fraction of this, it must be nice to have friends in high places, however, she is now ineligible to sit on the dais.

Period.

We state that with great confidence.

And God only knows what would be found if law enforcement submitted a subpoena for her bank records, or her emails and texts.

Fernandez-Rundle went after Daisey Baez for much less.

Will Fernandez-Rundle hold Fairclough-Staggers to a different standard?

Only time will tell.

Stay tuned as we will be exposing more local officials, as well as quasi-governmental agencies, soon…



Lying your way to the top.

Homestead, Florida, Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough-Staggers committed election fraud by not living in the district she campaigned to represent.

It’s apparently the motive for all of her other schemes and crimes: save possibly for her financial problems; leading her to steal from school children and orphans.

Literally.

Keep reading.

Because lying is lying; and stealing is stealing.

First, we covered how, as vice mayor, Fairclough-Staggers sought to unseat Mayor Losner with a restraining order against him — allegedly for her safety —before withdrawing her statements and blaming her health instead.

But that was only after filing police reports against the mayor, and conveniently leaking it all to the Herald.

We reported how she attempted to have Doc Justice arrested for the crime of stalking, due to his heinous act of publishing articles as an investigative journalist, a clear First Amendment violation.

That made the tenth time Homestead officials have tried to abuse Doc with improper application of the stalking laws.

We uncovered how Fairclough-Staggers was essentially stealing money from the children she professes to care so much about, as well as her primary employer, the Miami-Dade County Public School system, by evading property taxes.

A reader claims to have submitted a complaint to the County Tax Appraiser, who confirmed she improperly claimed the tax exemption, and has issued a citation — another fraud necessary to cover the election fraud on paper.

We exposed her stealing from orphans, in an apparent scheme to embezzle money from her campaign here and here. And we detailed how she tried to cover her tracks after the fact while throwing shade at us here.

There is much more to the story of problems with her campaign finance reports, which is mentioned below, but that may become a whole new article.

We showed how she lied claiming she was single to commit mortgage fraud, sparking a criminal investigation against her — yet another ancillary fraud she committed to seal the election fraud deal.

Now, we’re letting the of the cat out of the bag by showing you the facts which show Homestead’s vice mayor committing election fraud.

Was it this or were her financial difficulties the primary motive for committing election fraud, and all her other fraudulent schemes?

As a Principal and Vice Mayor, how is she having financial difficulties?

THE FACTS AND ALLEGATIONS.

Every election cycle, political candidates from the local to state level face allegations that they don’t live in the districts they’re trying to represent.

And for Homestead Florida’s Vice Mayor, Patricia Fairclough-Staggers, 2019 is no different, even though, after the fact, she’s still sitting as Homestead’s vice mayor.

For now, at least.

Before winning an uncontested election for vice mayor of Homestead in 2019, Fairclough-Staggers claimed to reside at 424 SE 37 PL in Homestead, Florida 33033, which lies in the Oasis District, Seat 6.

There’s only a few problems with that.

A total of seven persons, six being registered voters, including Fairclough and her deceased mother, and one non-voter, claim to live at the exact same residence according to voting records and clustrmaps.com, all appearing to be her relatives.

Apparently, the four bedroom home where Fairclough-Staggers claims to reside is already full.

Meanwhile, a reasonable person would figure it is more likely Fairclough-Staggers, who recently had a baby, is living with her husband Kelvin Staggers who owns a residence at 1870 SE 20 Terrace, Homestead, Florida 33035. His residence lying within the Shores neighborhood of the Keys Gate District, i.e. Seat 2 represented by Councilman Sean Fletcher.

That is, unless we are to believe, contrary to word on the street and the objective corroborating evidence, that a newly-wed new mother resides in a 4-bedroom town-home with five other people and her newborn — while living separately from her husband and the father of her child.

Plus, when she attempted to have Doc arrested for publishing an article about her husband on April 27, 2020, police did not take long to arrive at her husband’s address in the Shores.

No, they did not respond to her alleged address in the Oasis District.

The public records, as well as the dispatch call recordings, which we took the liberty of obtaining, corroborate our claim.

You can listen to the audio recording from dispatch below.

The voice you hear is, Homestead police lieutenant, Randy Owens.

What you heard is Owens stating the result of Vice Mayor Fairclough-Staggers calling Homestead Police Colonel Scott Kennedy urging police brass to manufacture a crime against Doc.

Police units were dispatched to her husband’s house in the Shores to conduct a “14,” police code for an investigation, to meet with Fairclough-Staggers.

Thankfully, the officers declined to abuse their authority, this time, and falsely charge Doc with a crime, since it’s perfectly legal to publish articles, especially articles about public officials doing things like committing crimes.

This creates serious problems for the Vice Mayor, brought on by her own misdeeds.

But we digress.

True Homestead has received multiple tips from local, anonymous sources who allege Fairclough-Staggers parks her car at her husband’s residence at night.

Sources revealed to True Homestead that this is an open secret, which many locals already know about.

And some have even been documenting it.

One source informed us the entire City Council knows the vice mayor does not reside in Oasis, and that Councilman Larry Roth has personally been to Staggers’s house in the Shores to conduct business, on multiple occasions.

We performed our due diligence, questioning the claims of all sources, to the fullest extent we were able to without having subpoena powers.

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Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough-Staggers standing in front of her red Mercedes.
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And we obtained time and date stamped photos showing Fairclough’s red Mercedes parked at her husband’s home in the Shores every time, except one, an anonymous source has ridden by and taken a picture.

Also, Doc went on a night time deep sea fishing trip with a friend who lives in the Shores and, having to drive right past her house twice, Doc obtained two pictures himself. One on the way in, and one going out.

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First picture taken at 6:47 pm on June 20. Second picture taken at 1:54 am on June 21, 2020.

Out of the 12 times (10 by our source and 2 by Doc) we drove past and took pictures, all on different dates, between May 22, 2020 and June 29, 2020, her car was there 11 times, including overnight.

The one time she wasn’t there was on June 23, was when she was in the Clerk’s Office at City Hall, filing an amended P1 report, at 6:41 pm. But that’s another fiasco.

Further, Separate sources inform us, that during nights, Fairclough-Stagger’s car is never parked at or anywhere near the Oasis residence she swore to live in, in signed documents she submitted to the city clerk to qualify.

And, multiple, trusted sources tell us she has been living in the Shores since before she got married in February 2018, one claiming this move was celebrated with a party back in 2016, well before the 2019 election.

Additionally, a Doral police officer lives directly across the street from her husband’s house

This officer, our sources confirm, converses with the couple regularly.

Would that neighbor confirm our allegations, or would he lie under oath and/or during an investigation?

We don’t know, but we strongly suspect he would not.

Another source informed us, that well over a month ago, someone filed a criminal complaint, with Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, after uncovering this election fraud independently themselves.

It is likely that multiple criminal investigations are currently ongoing.

Fairclough-Staggers may even face criminal charges stemming from this other alleged complaint rather than what we’re informing you about.

But, that complaint has been just sitting at the State Attorney’s Office collecting dust.

Will Fernandez-Rundle act on it?

That’s the $64,000 question.

We can’t tell you everything our sources inform us about or anything about their identities.

But we can confirm our sources allege that a private investigator was hired to tail Fairclough-Staggers for some time, before said complaint was filed.

That would provide any criminal case against her impartial third party evidence, which is separate and distinct from our many sources and the several lines of objective evidence we have obtained, and publish herein.

Yet, we have not published all of our evidence yet, as we want to protect sources from retaliation.

ADDITIONAL CLUES.

A barcode sticker can be observed on Fairclough’s car in the picture below.

Patricia Fairclough-Staggers red Mercedes showing bar-code sticker for entry into the Shores.

The sticker allows entry through the gate at her husband’s residence in the Shores.

Only property owners and renters get a sticker, and all tenants who get a sticker have get a background check.

And you have to sign off that you live there, as well.

Given all we’ve looked at in our own investigation, we have the utmost confidence that she actually lives in Keys Gate, not Oasis.

Gate records from both the Shores and Oasis addresses would further confirm or refute this, but we have been unable to obtain these records.

However, a subpoena would get them, along with her campaign bank account records which we are positive will uncover additional crimes.

The problem is that the “Fraudfather,” Wayne Rosen, controls the Shores, and could have those records destroyed. However, that could tie Rosen into these frauds of Fairclough-Staggers as, after her, he has the most to lose.


THE CRIMES?

In order to qualify to campaign as a councilperson as well as vice mayor, Fairclough-Staggers was required to complete and then submit an application packet to Homestead City Clerk, and Supervisor of Elections, Elizabeth Sewell.

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Clerk Elizabeth Sewell, official picture.

We confirmed Fairclough-Staggers, submitted the packet containing the required sworn and signed forms.

Yet, Fairclough had to know her signature on government documents claiming that she lived in Oasis, was false.

There’s only one problem with this, besides the fact that it’s not true.

When she signed the document containing information she knew to be false, she committed the crime of perjury.

These allegations, if true, constitute election fraud.

She knowingly lied about where she lives for personal gain.

Fairclough-Stagger’s deception and non-residence makes her ineligible to represent the Oasis District, as well as the Home Owners Association she sits on the board of too.

She has no real choice besides forfeiting her position as Vice Mayor as well.

The question now is: will she leave on her own free will, or will she be dragged out?

ELECTION FRAUD VIA. FALSIFYING RESIDENCY NOT UNCOMMON IN SOUTH FLORIDA

A similar local case occurred as recently as 2017, when State Representative Daisy Baez admitted to lying about the district she resided in.

Rep. Daisy Baez during the House Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee meeting Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (Photo by Phil Sears of Florida Politics.com)

Prosecutors began investigating Baez after the Miami Herald published an article detailing how she did not live within the District she campaigned for.

In that case, investigators determined Baez lived in another district — and did not lease a property in the district she claimed to represent until after the article published.

Facing felony charges from the Miami-Dade State’s Attorney’s Office, Baez dropped out of her high-profile race for the State Senate.

The resignation came as part of a plea bargain, in which Baez plead guilty to a misdemeanor, paid a $1,000 fine, served a year of probation during which she was banned from seeking office, and was required to complete an ethics course, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

“Deliberately swearing to false information essential to your role as a state legislator, as alleged in this case, eats at the credibility of our voting and political systems,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement a week after Baez resigned.

“I believe that there can never be a good reason for such action.”

So will Fernandez-Rundle do her job?

Or will she eat her words?

We are not holding our breath.

ONE CRIMINAL ACT COULD MEAN MULTIPLE CRIMINAL CHARGES

Whenever, a candidate signs a campaign finance report, they are affirming to have “read and certified” the information to be “true and correct.”

The forms are dummy proof, prompting the candidate to affirm their knowledge that it is a First Degree Misdemeanor to falsify a public record.

While we don’t know or have any control over what punishment, if any, her crimes will result in, we have read Florida Statutes that constitute other possible criminal charges which may be brought forward.

For instance, if candidates who are sitting public officials, such as Fairclough-Staggers, falsify an official record to knowingly and intentionally obtain a benefit for any person, herself included, it could result in catching an official misconduct charge, a third degree felony, according to Florida Statute 838.022 (1) (a).

In the case of Baez, she was hit for submitting a single falsified document.

That was enough for Fernandez-Rundle to bring felony charges before offering Baez a misdemeanor plea bargain.

In contrast, Fairclough-Staggers falsified her residency information on twelve separate campaign finance reports that she lived at 424 SE 37 PL, an Oasis, not Keys Gate address — to remain qualified.

That’s in addition to intentionally lying on her candidate qualifying packet.

That is a baker’s dozen worth of violations right there, alone.

This is apparently why Fairclough perpetrated the Homestead Tax Exemption and the Mortgage fraud. Because, if she lost the home or the exemption, the gig would be up generating a public record of such, as well as negative publicity.

THE CAMPAIGN REPORTS ARE STILL A MESS

As stated above, the one time Fairclough-Staggers was not at home when our anonymous source passed by was on June 23, 2020.

That day, she was at the Clerk’s office submitting an amended P1 report, even though all accounts were supposed to be closed out in February.

The report was submitted at 6:41 pm, yeah that seems a little late for the clerk’s office to be receiving and stamping documents, to us too.

Was overtime charged to the City to deal with the Vice Mayor’s malfeasance, misfeasance, and/or non-feasance? The City has refuted this, but we will see.

Further, Fairclough-Staggers used the wrong address again.

There are many other apparent errors in these reports, including the amended P1, which just makes every subsequent filing even worse.

At this point $7,125.49, by Fairclough’s own sworn admissions, is unaccounted for, and we still are not sure as to what happened to the $2,000 which was supposed to go to orphans being helped by Keisha.

Later Fairclough claimed to have later given this money to Lawanda Bragg, her former relative in-law in April, but still hasn’t corrected her reports to reflect this yet.

Sadly, Keisha’s orphans never got a penny from Fairclough-Staggers, but Keisha did get used for political gain and cover, while Fairclough jeopardized legally and financially someone she calls a friend.

But again we digress.

Where are these $7,125.49 in missing funds, are they sitting in a bank account, or were they misappropriated, i.e. stolen/embezzled?

How did Elizabeth Sewell, the City Clerk and Supervisor of Elections, allow this to occur, on her watch, and why does she allow this to continue?

Altogether, there is a total of at least sixteen (16), prima facie, third degree felonies we have uncovered to date, against Fairclough-Staggers.

That comes with up to eighty (80) years worth of prison time, and it does not include the mortgage fraud, a second degree felony which threatens up to another fifteen (15) years of incarceration.

That’s up to ninety five (95) years worth of incarceration for felony crimes, and $90,000 in fines in total, already uncovered.

This is way more than the Feds ever on Al Capone.

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE

When, and if, Fairclough-Staggers submits the other eight (8) amended documents now required, that will be eight (8) additional third degree felonies, unless she decides to use the correct address where she resides.

That’s up to an additional forty (40) years and $40,000 in fines, in addition to what is already documented above.

This does not even include the problems she is about to have with the elections commission.

We know she would never receive a fraction of this, if she receives any real punishment at all, it must be nice to have friends in high places.

However, she is now ineligible to sit on the dais, period.

We state that with the utmost confidence.

And God only knows what would be found if law enforcement submitted a subpoena for her bank records, gate entry logs, and/or her emails and texts.

Fernandez-Rundle went after Daisey Baez for much less.

Will Fernandez-Rundle hold Fairclough-Staggers to a different standard?

Only time will tell.

Stay tuned as we will be exposing more local officials, and agencies, soon…

Florida Chief Promotes Cop who has Shot 6 People, Killing 3 of them, and Lies About it

Just over a month after fatally shooting a fleeing man in the back who witnesses say had his hands up, a Florida cop was not placed on leave. Instead he was promoted and given a raise.

When Homestead cop Anthony Green shot the sixth person of his career as a cop on July 16, 2015, killing 35-year-old Edward Foster, he was not taken off the street, demoted, or disciplined.

He wasn’t even placed on administrative leave.

Of the six people shot by Green, five of the victims were black.

A SERIAL KILLER WITH A BADGE?

A serial killer is someone who kills three people over the span of more than a month with an emotional cooling off period in between each killing, according to the FBI.

The National Institute of Justice defines a serial killer as someone who commits two or more murders with sadistic sexual overtones or with psychological motives.

But not all serial killers have sexual motives.

Some are motivated by anger and hatred or other things.

The Zodiac serial killer was motivated by his ability to terrorize a city and gain fame.

Alexander Pichushkin stated he killed because it made him feel like God.

“In all cases, I killed for only one reason. I killed in order to live because when you kill, you want to live.”

The Oxford Dictionary describes a more standard definition of what constitutes a serial killer.

“A person who commits a series of murders, often with no apparent motive and typically following a characteristic, predictable behavior pattern..”

While investigating for this story, we discovered a writ of quo warranto filed by Ernest M. Flowers in the Supreme Court of Florida on October 8, 2018, that indicates officer Green might have a sadistic side going back decades.

An investigator from the Public Defender’s office confirmed pictures taken by Flowers showed evidence of injuries he sustained while handcuffed and beaten by Green support his claim that while handcuffed Green beat him with a baton, and kicked and punched him all while Flowers was handcuffed on the ground.

Homestead Cop Anthony Green (Instagram)


“I’m sick of you n—-rs trying to rob people,” Green said, before allowing two of the alleged victims to kick and punch Flowers before coercing a false confession out of Flowers.

You can read the entire writ below.


WITNESSES SAY FOSTER WAS NOT A THREAT

Foster was on his way home from buying dog food at around 4 p.m. when Green and another officer, responding to a 911 call about a man with a gun, rolled up in their patrol cruisers, and confronted him.

Witnesses at the scene stated Green did not have a gun or pose a threat to the officers. Rather, they say, he fled shortly before Green unloaded his clip into Edwards’ back from inside his car.

Diagram from Edward Foster’s autopsy

Witness statements coupled with ballistic evidence makes it difficult to fathom officer Green fearing for his life from inside the car.

AN INVESTIGATION, LIES, AND LIES ABOUT AN INVESTIGATION.

For nearly a year after Foster’s death, Chief Rolle lied to Edward Foster’s surviving family, telling them that officer Green had been placed on administrative leave.

But that was a lie.

The Foster family would only discover Chief Rolle’s deceit when someone in the department leaked the information to them before a council meeting.

At the council meeting, Crystal Foster observed Rolle taking the officer who leaked the truth into a side room to lecture and scold them.

As of June 27, 2020, the Foster family still has no answers or justice.

After five years, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office probe into his shooting remains open, which has made it impossible for the Foster family’s attorney to gather evidence.

Dragging out an investigation over years is a common tactic police departments use to hamstring families and their lawyers seeking justice for family members wrongly killed by police.

While investigators from Homestead Police Department, the FDLE, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and the Miami-Dade Police Department have all had a hand in the investigation, the Foster family says no real effort has been made to find answers for the past five years.

INTIMIDATION TACTICS

One member of the Foster family was friends with Antrel Rolle, who happens to be an NFL football player, and Chief Rolle’s son.

Homestead Police Chief Al Rolle (Left) NFL Player Antrel Rolle (center)

Approximately two years after Green fatally shot Foster, Chief Rolle, who never bothered expressing condolences to the family, had his son, Antrel, call his old friend, the brother of Crystal Foster, who has been the most vocal asking questions and speaking out against what happened to her brother.

Antrel relayed the message over the phone saying his dad was not the one who killed his brother and said something to the effect of “tell your sister to back off,” Crystal Foster told True Homestead in a telephone interview.

Eventually, Chief Rolle got on the phone asking something along the lines of “why are they after me? I didn’t kill your brother.”

Rolle didn’t kill Foster. But he promoted the officer who did, and lied about him being on administrative leave for nearly a year.

Crystal and Adrina Foster and their mother would show up to city council meetings after the shooting to redress their grievances.

Crystal Foster Speaking at Homestead City Council Meeting

“During every council meeting for almost a year, they said Green was suspended,” Crystal Foster told True Homestead.

“With any justice at all, any time you have a shooting, and there’s a murder, there’s no reason an officer should be on the streets with an open and ongoing investigation,” Crystal Foster told True Homestead.

“What makes it justifiable for Green to still be on the streets? What if I run into him? What am I supposed to say?”

This begs the questions.

What else are they lying about?

Why are they lying?

And why are officials in Homestead covering for someone who is statistically an obvious threat and liability to the community?

DEADLY FORCE STATISTICS

The vast majority of police officers work their entire careers without ever using the option of deadly force.

Since 2015, police officers across the United States have killed around 1,000 people per year using deadly force, according to the Washinton Post.

With about 800,000 officers in the country, that amounts to .125 percent of officers electing to use deadly force.

That’s half of a quarter of one percent each year.

To view it from another perspective a survey conducted by Pew Research shows that only about 1 in 4 officers ever have to fire their weapon during their career.

Extrapolating this statistic to Green shooting six men all at different times has odds of roughly 1 in 4,000, or a 0.025%, chance of being involved in this many shootings.

I think we identified the mythical “less than 1 % of officers are bad” in officer Green.

Even if we assume everyone of Green’s shooting was justified, and we ignore some highly questionable facts, he is still a liability to the city.

Yet, why is Chief Rolle defending a killer cop and putting lives at risk?

How can he allow a walking, ticking time bomb to remain on the streets with 100% impunity?

What’s to stop an officer who has shot six people without consequence from shooting seven, eight or nine?

Why has the investigation gone on so long?

Why are witnesses reluctant to speak about what they saw?

These are all questions we will be covering in next week’s follow up story about why a rogue cop is still on the streets, terrorizing members of the Homestead community.

Sign the petition to fire and charge officer Green below.

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Fl. Sheriff Won’t Release Video Showing Jailers Killing Army War Veteran. But he will Revictimize his Widow.

We’ve all heard of the Coward of Broward, but there’s a new coward in Florida: the Coward of Brevard.

Refusing to publicly release the video showing seven of his jailers killing U.S. Army Iraq and Kosovo war veteran Gregory Edwards on December 9, 2018, was apparently not enough victimization of Edwards’ widow for Brevard County Sheriff Robert “Wayne” Ivey.

So, he took it a step further the night of June 14 by showing up, unannounced, to the home where Kathleen Edwards was staying to conduct what he says was a “welfare check.”

The two had never met until that very moment.

Then, without her permission, Sheriff Ivey, flanked by six deputies, walked out of the darkness and grabbed Edwards, hugging her, after Edwards had began hyperventilating upon realizing several deputies and the sheriff arrived and were calling her to come outside.

Then, one of the deputies recorded the uncomfortable moment as if it were a public relations photo op, which seemingly adds even more fuel to the fire.

Just seconds before, Alton Edmond received a text from Kathleen that simply read “911.”

Edmond, a former Brevard County public defender now running against Ivey for sheriff, rang Edwards.

He could hear her hyperventilating and sobbing.

United States combat veteran Kathleen Edwards


Frightened, she explained to Edmond how several male Brevard County Sheriff deputies had arrived at her home unexpectedly.

“I am shocked and sorely disappointed with the way Sheriff Ivey handled this situation,” Edmond, the sheriff’s current opponent for the 2020 election told USA Today.

Edmond continued, saying the public deserves an explanation for why the sheriff and several deputies decided to approach the grieving mother of two this way.

“He showed a clear and utter disregard for and insensitivity toward Mrs. Edwards’ compromised state at the sight of the deputies’ unexpected presence. She had just tucked her young children into bed when they arrived.

“For him to send an estimated six units to her home and order them to remain there until he arrived on the scene for what seemed to be a photo-op was a despicable display of hollow empathy toward this young widow. Hasn’t she been through enough over the last 18 months since her husband’s death?” Edmond pointed out,

On top of 18-months of hiding from the public what happened to a U.S. citizen and military veteran behind jail walls before his untimely death, neither Sheriff Ivey, nor the department, are explaining why they were even there or why they even thought it would be a good idea in the first place.

“Out of respect for Mrs. Edwards’ privacy, the Sheriff’s Office will not be commenting on the nature or purpose of tonight’s service call at her residence,” spokesman or the Brevard Sheriff’s Office Tod Goodyear told USA Today.

Goodyear did, however, confirm deputies video recorded this debacle of a staged photo op.

But he didn’t explain why it was OK for the sheriff to bring his camera to document their impromptu visit to a grieving widow’s home — and not OK for her to see the footage from the jail documenting her husband’s death.

As pressure from the public has ramped up to release the video showing Edwards’ death in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, Sheriff Ivey has been steadfastly doing everything he can to make the public forget, which indicates to many he’s less worried about security inside of the jail and more worried about hiding something.

He has yet to do what the public sees as the right thing for not just his department, but any department.

“And I’m not going to,” Sheriff Ivey told the St. Augustine Record last week.

He claims that’s because state statute exempts him from releasing it — for security purposes.

“I’m not going to put the men and women that work in that jail, at risk,” he explained citing the security of the facility and workers inside.

“I’m not going to put the security of that jail at risk when a very thorough investigation was done and on top of that, the state attorney himself has seen that video and used it as part of his decision in saying there was no wrongdoing on behalf of the deputies.”

It’s an interesting response, mostly because, as watchdog group Brevard Corruption Watch pointed out on Facebook this weekend, Sheriff Ivey, the self-described “most politically incorrect sheriff in the country,” loves nothing more than hamming it up on camera for various television shows, including COPS, Live PD and Banged Up: Teens Behind Bars.

And the inside of the Brevard County Jail Complex has already been broadcast on public television multiple times under his tenure, which began in 2011, during those reality television episodes.

Sheriff Ivey also hosts a couple more amateur-level television broadcasts on his campaign’s website, which have also publicly revealed — on more than one occasion — various details of what the inside of Brevard County Jail Complex looks like over the internet.


One show is currently on Ivey’s campaign website. It’s called BrevardSheriffTV.

Another low-budget television show dubbed Wheel of Fugutive, where Sheriff Ivey spins a wheel with a fugitive’s picture on it in hopes they’ll turn themselves in after seeing themselves on social media broadcasts via the department’s Facebook page.

Another amateur reality type show is called Riding Shotgun, where a camera rides along with Ivey’s subordinates detailing what Brevard sheriff employees do during shifts out on the beat is broadcast on various places on the internet including YouTube.

This weekend, Sheriff Ivey pitched, or insinuated, the idea that there was nothing for the public to be concerned about because he was requesting the FDLE to investigate his department’s investigation.

There’s just one problem with that that has observers of the case drawing vastly different conclusions about what happened to Edwards in the Brevard County Jail despite Ivey claiming transparency.

Sheriff Ivey was employed by the FDLE until 2011 when he retired in the midst of an internal affairs investigation and ran for sheriff instead.

Then, he was referred to as agent Ivey.

The basis of the FDLE’s disciplinary investigation into Ivey stemmed from an incident in which he was overheard threatening his son’s ex fiance who worked as a probation officer up until their engagement soured.

In that instance, Ivey failed to keep appropriate records detailing the interaction.

In fact, no records documenting the incident were kept at all.

Records from the FDLE’s internal affair investigations and Ivey’s subsequent retirement letter are included here.

MEDICAL EXAMINER COVER UP?

Edwards wife insinuates the cover up may go as deep as the Brevard County Medical Examiner who curiously documented Edwards’ cause of death as ‘excited delirium.’

Immediately after releasing information about Edwards’ passing, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office initially claimed he was “huffing” something or inhaling chemicals similar to computer cleaning spray, which is also curious to those following details of Edwards’ death.

But that turned out to be a lie.

Records show the Brevard medical examiner found no evidence of drug use during their autopsy.

Further, after Kathleen Edwards demanded an outside autopsy, the medical examiner who performed the second one discovered Edwards was missing all of his organs.

That detail by itself left locals drawing conclusions about a cover up.

And then came what many expected.

Dr. Stephen J. Nelson — the chief medical examiner for Florida’s 10th Medical Examiner’s District and the chair of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Medical Examiners Commission — revealed the findings of what the second autopsy report suggests.

Dr. Nelson determined Edwards’ death was likely a homicide and not an accidental death caused by ‘excited delirium’ as the Brevard medical examiner initially ruled it.

Meanwhile, Kathleen Edwards recalls how the whole ordeal has traumatized her.

“They even still have my husband’s organs, his brain, and kidneys, and said they were going to send them to us…they said they would wait on our own autopsy but didn’t,” Kathleen Edwards told Florida Today during an interview.

It all began when Edwards, a combat veteran diagnosed with PTSD, began having a PTSD-induced psychotic episode in front of Walmart in West Melbourne.

Police say he was involved in a dispute with a charity worker before officers were called onto the scene.

During his arrest West Melbourne police captured his arrest on body cams. Meanwhile, after his arrest, an in-car camera shows Edwards’ ride inside a Melbourne patrol car to the Brevard County Jail Complex.

Those videos were accessible immediately after Edwards death.

A year and a half later, we still haven’t seen what happened to Gregory Edwards.

In two months, however, that could change if Alton Edmond defeats Ivey in the political race for Brevard County Sheriff.

By all means, he appears to be a better fit for members of the Brevard County community.

Watch an interview with Kathleen Edwards, as well as Sheriff Ivey’s recent press conference below.

Candidate for Miami-Dade State Attorney Tweets George Floyd was Murdered; Vows Change, Accountability if Elected

A candidate for Miami-Dade State Attorney took to Twitter on Wednesday calling for voters to initiate government accountability and reform within the justice system by “voting out” corrupt and outdated politicians

Melba Pearson, a former prosecutor, and ACLU deputy director announced in January she is challenging long-time Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández-Rundle in 2020 — her former boss.

Candidate Melba Pearson (left). Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández-Rundle (right).

Pearson is a rare candidate for a prosecutor. She openly states she wants to end cash bail, hold police accountable, and spend her time in office reforming the justice system, which is something critics accuse her opponent of never doing in 26 years.

Fernandez Rundle’s office has never prosecuted a police officer for even a single on-duty death in 26 years, according to the Miami New Times, which called her to record a “disgrace” in a 2017 article.

On Wednesday, Pearson, who worked 16 years as a Miami-Dade prosecutor under Fernandez-Rundle posted to Twitter, stating she believes the death of George Floyd amounts to 2nd-degree murder.

Then she asked a very important question.

One the majority of the public is also asking.

“Will the elected prosecutor in Minneapolis file accordingly?,” she Tweeted, referring to the brutal death of George Floyd who many agree was murdered in cold blood on video.

“Is your elected prosecutor doing right by your community?”

“If not, vote them out,” she urged voters on social media.

That’s something South Floridians were never able to do during the Fernández-Rundle era.

In 26 years as the Miami-Dade State Prosecutor, Fernández-Rundle, now 70-years-old, never prosecuted any police officer for wrongdoing.

Not even once for 26 years.

Fernández-Rundle’s political career began in 1993 after she was appointed to replaced replace Janet Reno, the former Miami-Dade State Attorney who left for Washington, D.C., to become the acting U.S. attorney general under President Bill Clinton. 

Pearson, seemingly her polar opposite, promises to be different than Fernández-Rundle whose legacy consists of not only not prosecuting a single officer, but even clearing Corrections Officer Roland Clarke of any criminal charges for what many say was also murder.

Video evidence showed Clarke locking inmate Darren Rainey, a prisoner at the Dade Correctional Institution (DCI), in a scalding hot jail shower as punishment for defecating in his cell on June 23, 2012.

Fernández-Rundle decided to decline charges, towing the so-called Thin Blue Line instead, despite public pressure as well as forensic and video evidence that told a different tale than the one her office depicted to the public after investigating the incident.

Former MDOC guard Roland Clarke

An autopsy leaked to the Miami Herald in 2016 claimed the death was “accidental,” caused by a combination of the confinement in the hot shower, his heart ad lung problems, and his schizophrenia.

Photographic evidence shows Rainey’s skin peeled off of his body, which indicated a reckless act of torture — not an accident or negligence.

Darren Rainey (left). Fernández-Rundle. (Right)

Still, Fernández-Rundle cleared officer Clarke of any crime despite the physical evidence pointed more to premeditated murder, which ultimately allowing Clarke to remain on the streets to cause problems for another department.

In 2014, Clarke resigned from the Florida Department of Corrections after an investigation and news report by the Miami Herald before he was immediately hired as a patrol officer by the Miami Gardens Police Department shortly after his resignation.

Subsequent investigations by the Miami Gardens internal affairs office also discovered several conduct issues with Clarke, including an incident in which he ran a red light in his police truck before crashing into another vehicle.

In 2016, Clarke was also reprimanded by the department after he called a tow truck to remove a car that belonged to a drowning victim without first securing a cell phone and a wallet.

Those items disappeared before homicide detectives could get to the car to document and investigate, which left many with questions about what happened to the victim.

In yet a separate issue in September 2016, a complaint was filed against Clarke alleging the troubled officer was “pursuing personal relationships while he was supposed to be on the clock at work.”

Even after a married patrolman received a five-day suspension and a warning for his conduct, another investigation determined Clarke abandoned his patrol area several times in 2017 leaving his duties behind to meet with his mistress when he decided to pursue yet another extramarital affair while simultaneously collecting his tax-payer funded paycheck.

Despite it all, in March 2017, Fernández-Rundle announced publicly she was declining to file any criminal charges against Clarke in connection with Rainey’s death stating she found the testimony of witnesses, including the testimony of former DCI inmate Harold Hempstead who tipped off the Herald about how Rainey was scalded to death as punishment, to be unreliable.

Fernández-Rundle’s office eventually closed its investigation into the brutal killing of Darren Rainey even after viewing video footage that showed Clarke leading Rainey past other showers and into the one where he was killed.

“It’s the only shower in the blind spot,” Hempstead recalled in an interview with CBS Miami.

Other inmates said that shower was specifically rigged so guards could adjust the temperature outside the locked shower as punishment.

An article published by FilterMag.org just yesterday referred to Fernández-Rundle’s 26-year approach to never prosecuting police shootings “political cowardice.”

So how is Melba Pearson different?

She was, after all, a prosecutor for 16 years and somehow lived with herself taking orders from and working under Fernández-Rundle’s leadership.

But Pearson also served as the deputy director of the ACLU of Florida after working as a prosecutor under Fernández-Rundle.

‘Months before entering the race to become the top prosecutor, rumors circulated among South Florida’s legal community that Pearson would attempt to capitalize on nationwide calls for justice reform to make a run at ousting Fernández-Rundle — Pearson’s former boss.

Her entry into the race wasn’t exactly a bombshell revelation.

Pearson, 46, officially began her campaign, less than two weeks after Democratic political consultant Benjamin Pollara formed a political committee dubbed Real Reform for Miami-Dade in December 2019 to back a challenger to oust Fernandez Rundle, who has been re-elected six times since 1993.

She promises a fresh approach to criminal-justice reform as part of her campaign platform.

“I will bring bail reform, juvenile-justice reforms and other types of reforms that will keep our community safe and save taxpayers money in the long run,” she told voters during a January 15 press conference, announcing her candidacy.

“My parents both immigrants of this country instilled in me Dr. King’s message of justice, fairness, and equality. They made sure that I knew, as Dr. King said, that none of these things are inevitable,” she said in a press conference video announcing her campaign to unseat Fernandez Rundle.

During her announcement to run for office in January, Pearson accused Katherine Fernandez-Rundle of being “stuck” in the 1980s and 90s pursuing “Reagan-era policies and prosecutorial priorities that don’t work.”

Recently, she’s been busy publicly contrasting her perspective and value for human life with Fernández Rundle’s.

“It’s just disgusting that we are still in the same place, we’re still begging for recognition, begging for our humanity to be recognized, begging for change,” she told WPTV in an interview discussing the brutal killing of George Floyd.

“I’ve worked on criminal justice reform, police practices and immigration,” she said.

But it’s her experience and videos like the one showing George Floyd’s brutal murder that catalyzed the decision to make yet another drastic career change, shifting from the deputy director at ACLU of Florida to now running to be elected as the state attorney in Miami-Dade County.

“For decades for centuries people of color were saying I can’t breathe my rights are being violated and in recent history, it became this well you guys play the race card too much, you complain too much, but when you have white allies, people who believe in justice raise the same messages, now it ends up being received differently, it’s unfortunate, but that’s where we are,” Pearson explained.

While Pearson and Fernández-Rundle are both Democrats there are glaring differences between the two.

One thing can be sure.

Melba Pearson knows what murder looks like.

And she’s willing to take a stand against the injustices that have gone on far too long against people like George Floyd or Darren Rainey.

Given that alone, she ought to win the election for Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office in a landslide.

The question is will she?

So far, the only arrests made in relation to George Floyd were made by Minnesota State Police who arrested a black reporter for CNN named Omar Jimenez who was arrested in the middle of reporting live on television early Friday morning.

Jiminez was covering the Minneapolis protests when officers led him along with three crew members away in handcuffs, in what now being called another incident involving racism by police.

That video, along with Pearson talking about her stance during her announcement to run, can be seen below.

Fairclough Attempts to Hide Husband’s Criminal History

Patricia Fairclough, Vice Mayor of Homestead, tried to have Doc Justice arrested for publishing articles based on public records. But her attempt woefully failed, because no crime was ever committed.

On April 27, 2020, True Homestead published an Article detailing the arrest and conviction record of Fairclough’s husband, Kelvin Staggers.

That same evening, Fairclough contacted police by telephone attempting to have Doc arrested for the alleged crime of stalking after they arrived on scene to take her report.

This makes it the tenth time city officers and officials have pursued Doc with bogus stalking claims, as he has closely documented.

The police did not file a report, but True Homestead obtained a copy of the Dispatch Communications, which contains some very interesting details.

The responding officer noted, “Compl advised a known male was disclosing false personal information. Subj did not make any direct threats to the Compl.”

What does Fairclough allege that was false in the article? That her husband was arrested for cocaine possession and lost his law enforcement certification, or that he was later arrested for sexual assault anal and vaginal?

Those allegations are both backed up by public records.

Is she alleging she did not claim she was single on her mortgage Mortgage Application? Did she not write a $2,000 campaign check to an inactive 501c she is the treasurer of? Did her and her husband not improperly make a claim of a Homestead Tax Exemptions on both their houses?

What did True Homestead publish that was false?

The fact is that True Homestead wrote about Fairclough as a public official, and she retaliated against Doc Justice’s rights to speech, press, and petition.

But back to the records obtained.

The earliest note in the communications stated, “REF SOCIAL MEDIA – PER 101.”  Colonel Scott Kennedy, unit 101, is second in command.

Chief Rolle is basically a meat puppet, whereas Colonel Kennedy actually runs the show.

So, Fairclough called Colonel Kennedy, using her leverage as Vice Mayor to receive preferential treatment. Must be nice to have friends in high places, but not even they can save her now.

The communications further stated, “PER 106 SEND 448.”  Lieutenant Randy Owens, the shift commander, is unit 106. 

But why would Owens be involved in this matter and why would he be directing specific officers to respond?

Furthermore, where are the phone logs, and rest of the records, that were requested but not produced?

It is clear Fairclough used her official position as leverage to obtain special treatment from the police, attempting to use them as a weapon to attack a known member of the press.

It is also clear that Homestead does not want to give True Homestead all of the records

Fairclough was thrusted into this miscalculation by her desire to hide her husband’s criminal history and/or to block further exposure of her own crimes and/or malfeasance.

Shame on her.

The only question left: does she resign attempting to avoid prosecution and/or shame, or does her pride make her stay and chance taking the fall?

Stay tuned we still have more coming, and the best is saved for last.