10 deaths caused by dangerous rip currents off Florida and Alabama beaches
A firefighter from Georgia and two fathers who drowned while trying to save their children are among at least 10 recent victims of dangerous rip currents along Gulf of Mexico beaches stretching across Florida’s Panhandle to Gulf Shores, Alabama.
White officer charged after using stun gun on black man
SPRINGFIELD, Fla. A white Florida police officer was arrested earlier this week for using a stun gun on a black man without sufficient cause, authorities said. Smith asked the officers why he was being stopped but complied when they asked him for his name, date of birth and Social Security number. The recruit officer ran the information through a patrol vehicle computer but had misheard Smiths name, investigators said. The recruit called for backup, and Nelson deployed his stun gun, Ford said. Based on video taken at the scene, Ford said he believes the stun gun didnt make full contact.