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Police officer Ambar Pacheco of North Miami Beach was arrested on July 25 for allegedly kicking an expectant mother in the stomach. The pregnant woman was identified as Evoni Murray; she went into premature labor and was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital.

Pacheco, 26, is charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. News sources did not say if she has hired an attorney.

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Construction worker Samuel Landis reportedly lost his leg on Monday after the debris from the demolition of a condo in Miami Beach spread farther than expected. His condition is listed as critical.

According to news sources, the building slated for demolition was a 13-story, 55-year-old condominium building known as the Marlborough House at 5775 Collins Avenue. The entire building collapsed in seconds, sending debris flying through the area. The debris and dust spread across avenue and shut down one of the main roads.

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Nicholas Christian Armstrong of Lake Park, Florida is accused of driving while under the influence and causing a crash that severely injured a motorcyclist in Jupiter.

Armstrong, 29, faces charges for refusing to submit to a DUI test after a license suspension, violating driver-license restrictions, and DUI causing serious bodily harm. He is being held in Palm Beach County Jail on $10,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for Armstrong.

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Two Hallendale Beach police officers have been placed on administrative leave while internal affairs investigates a video that reportedly shows them striking a suspect with batons.

Officers Richard Allen and Jaime Cerna were recorded arresting James Dunkelberger on May 30 after he purportedly stole a phone and charger from a parked car. Dunkelberger was charged with resisting an officer without violence and burglary.

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Bradley Ruben of Hollywood, Florida is accused of causing a fatal car crash on I-95 that led to the death of Juan Pedro Garcia of North Bay Village, and attempting to run from the scene of the accident.

Ruben, 32, is charged with resisting arrest and failing to stop at an accident involving death. During his first-appearance court session on Thursday, prosecutors asked for a $100,000 bond out of concern that Ruben might flee the state because he’s a professional poker play who has made a lot of money.

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