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The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office’s Sex Offender Unit received information that 43-year-old Brian Thomas Roy, a registered sex offender, was not living at the transient residence a boat listed on his sex offender registration paperwork, which is against the law.

As a transient resident, Roy is required to report in person to the Sheriff’s Office every thirty days. His last check-in was March 12. The investigation revealed that Roy was residing at a campsite on an island located in the Intracoastal Waterway across from Bings Landing.

Another detective attempted contact with Roy for an unrelated incident a week prior, but Roy fled into the woods and concealed himself at the sight of law enforcement.

NYPD officers detained a little boy for selling candy on the subway.

Although it was not immediately clear when the video was recorded, it must have been fairly recently since some of the officers were wearing face masks that have become part of the country’s mandatory dress code during the coronavirus pandemic. What was clear, though, was that the COVID-19 public health crisis has promoted widespread unemployment that abruptly stopped people’s paychecks, forcing them to figure out ways to make ends meet while desperately awaiting stimulus checks from the government.

“A New York man coughed on FBI agents and claimed he has the coronavirus on Monday as they arrested him for allegedly lying about the sale of $12,000 worth of medical supplies. Authorities say Baruch Feldheim, 43, of Brooklyn allegedly sold much-needed supplies such as N95 respirators and other personal protective equipment to a New Jersey doctor at 700% markup of their original price. When federal agents confronted him Monday at his home, he lied and said that he worked for a company that bought and sold PPE, according to the U.S. Attorney District of New Jersey’s Office. Prosecutors say Feldheim also falsely said that he didn’t possess large quantities of PPE and that he never sold them directly to individuals. The arrest comes just a few days after NBC New York reported that a desperate New Jersey primary care physician had turned to the black market to get medical supplies he needed in order to protect healthcare workers who are treating COVID-19 patients from the virus. The current shortage of supplies triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic had forced Dr. Alexander Salerno and a growing number of hospitals and other care facilities to turn to untraditional suppliers.” – CNN

Video shows a Jefferson Parish Police officer in Louisiana seemingly planting drugs on a handcuffed man!

One officer appears to be searching the ground for something while also holding a small bag in his hand that he seemingly drops in front of the handcuffed man. The man on the ground screamed out, “What is that? You just put that on the ground! That ain’t mine.” The woman recording the video backed the man up and let the officer know that she was recording. The officer then looks up at the woman and appears to walk toward her before the video cuts off. Jefferson Parish Police Department has yet to respond to the video.

A Cook County court judge was removed from the bench after she was seen on video forcing a child in a holding cell behind her courtroom.

Sources told WGN Investigates Jackie Portman-Brown had briefly locked-up the child, who is believed to be a relative, after lecturing her about poor behavior.

The incident occurred on Feb. 19 at the criminal courthouse where Portman-Brown hears adult felony cases.

Through the Freedom of Information Act, WGN Investigates obtained video of the incident which has resulted in the judge being re-assigned to administrative duty.

Security cameras show the child entering Portman-Brown’s courtroom with an unidentified woman. A short time later, cameras covering the holding cell behind the courtroom appear to show the judge and the woman dragging the child out of her courtroom, through a sheriff’s work area, and into a holding cell.

The sheriff’s office digitally covered the child’s face in the video to protect her identity. WGN Investigates was told the child appeared to be between 6 and 8 years old.

Sources said Portman-Brown originally ordered the courtroom deputies to lock the girl up. When they initially refused, Portman-Brown, still wearing her judicial robe, did it herself.

The video shows Portman-Brown bringing the girl into the holding cell followed by a deputy sheriff who locked the cell door. The deputy is seen repeatedly talking to the child while she was locked-up. The unidentified woman also checked on her.

The child is believed to have been locked-up for less than 10 minutes but was described as being “emotional” during the ordeal. Shortly after the episode, Portman-Brown is seen on video leaving for the day with the child and the unidentified woman who brought her. They used a back door reserved for court staff.

It was a full week after the incident occurred before the chief judge learned of it and took action. “Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans [reassigned] judge Jackie Marie Portman-Brown to administrative duty, pending a meeting of the executive committee of the Circuit Court of Cook County on March 4,” said court spokesman Pat Milhizer.

The two deputies, who sources say only reluctantly followed the judge’s orders are also facing scrutiny.

“The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation into the incident to determine whether all policies and procedures were followed by the deputies,” said sheriff’s spokesman Matt Walberg. “Both deputies have been de-deputized and assigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation.”

Newly released body cam footage shows Orlando police officer, Dennis Turner, arrested two 6-year-olds in a one-week period in September, among them the girl in the video. He was fired within days of the arrest of the girl shown on the body-camera video.

In the police report from the incident, authorities say Turner was responding to a report that the 6-year-old “battered three staff members by kicking and punching them” at her school, the Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy in Orlando.

The child’s grandmother has previously told local press in Florida that her granddaughter suffers from a sleep disorder the family was working to resolve, which was why she was experiencing some behavioral issues.

The girl was charged with battery, but those charges were not pursued, according to NBC Orlando-affiliate WESH.