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mario_figueroa_kicking_suarez_facebook-300x203mario_figueroa_kicking_suarez_facebook-300x203mario_figueroa-300x252Miami police officer Mario Figueroa has been suspended with pay after a video of him kicking the head of a suspect who was on the ground in handcuffs went viral.

Figueroa was suspended by Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina, who said that the circulating video “depicts a clear violation of policy.” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has also launched an investigation that could potentially lead to Figueroa’s prosecution.

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Warren-Seckler-236x300Warren Seckler of Boca Raton, Florida was arrested on March 28 after he allegedly traveled to a McDonald’s to meet with a parent and her 14-year-old daughter for sex, police said.

Seckler, 64, faces charges of using a computer to lure a child and traveling to meet a child. He is being held at Palm Beach County main jail on $53,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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FIU-bridge-collapse-300x169Miami-Dade police officials announced that at least six people are confirmed dead and nine others injured after a pedestrian bridge collapsed near Florida International University (FIU) in Miami.

The 950-ton, 174-foot-long bridge collapsed over the eight-lane Tamiami Trail on Thursday afternoon, crushing at least eight vehicles, officials said.

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Brightline-carA Brightline train struck a man in Wilton Manors on Thursday evening. This was the sixth accident involving the private passenger rail line since it started testing its trains in South Florida last year.

The unidentified man was transported to Broward General Hospital with non-fatal injuries.

According to Wilton Manors police, the crash occurred before 8 p.m. in the 1200 block of NE 24th Street. Fire rescue officials told the press that the man was in the path of the oncoming train but managed to lay between the tracks, allowing the train to roll over him without killing him. It is unclear if the safety gates were lowered when the accident occurred.

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Falling-wall-crushes-construction-workers-in-Miami-300x169Two construction workers lost their lives Sunday morning after an accident on the southbound express lane of Interstate 95 in Miami, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and Miami Fire Rescue were called to the scene just north of NW 62nd Street at around 3:20 a.m.

According to workers on the scene, the two men were repairing drainage pipes in a trench when a concrete barrier fell on them. The trench was in the center median.

Miami Fire Rescue worked with the construction company and used heavy equipment to lift the concrete so the workers could be moved. The express lane was shut down until 10 a.m. while the operation was completed.

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