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A Coral Springs police officer caught on camera kneeing a handcuffed man in the head has been sentenced to a year of probation, prosecutors said Monday.

A judge also ordered Officer Sandy Gomez to complete a 13-week anger management course and pay $645 in court costs for the Dec. 4, 2018 incident, Broward State Attorney Mike Satz said.

Gomez, 29, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge in the case. There was no plea agreement with prosecutors, Satz said.

The incident involved the arrest of 28-year-old Gabriel Narcisse-Beckford on charges including petit theft and battery on an officer. Video shot by a witness showed Narcisse-Beckford sitting on a curb in handcuffs when an officer walks over and appears to kick him twice. Another witness angle, taken from further away, appeared to show the same scenario.

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President Donald Trump has told aides and allies that he is considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after a stinging Supreme Court defeat on adding a citizenship question to the census, multiple people familiar with the conversations told NBC News.

While Trump has previously expressed frustration with the 81-year-old Ross, in particular over failed trade negotiations, Ross's long personal relationship with the president has allowed him to keep his job. And after the departure of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, the Cabinet’s only Hispanic who resigned on Friday amid questions about his role in a controversial 2008 plea agreement with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, Ross may yet receive another reprieve.

But some White House officials expect Ross to be the next Cabinet secretary to depart, possibly as soon as this summer, according to advisers and officials.

The White House declined comment.


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The Trump administration has begun immigration raids as part of an operation expected to target 2,000 immigrants over the few days, a senior U.S. official told NBC News on Sunday.

So far, the pace has started slow; the official confirmed a handful of arrests had taken place, but the exact number was not immediately clear. The raids are expected to take place in as many as 10 cities.

Earlier Sunday afternoon, there was little evidence of massive immigration enforcement operations, as immigrant communities prepared for their arrival.

Two senior Department of Homeland Security officials told NBC News last week that the raids, which had been postponed several weeks ago, were scheduled to take place on Sunday. But the administration altered its plans from a large-scale sweep to a smaller set of arrests over the coming week after news reports informed immigrant communities about the raids, The New York Times reported Sunday, citing several current and former Department of Homeland Security officials familiar with the operation.


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Nearly 13,000 pounds of diced beef and chicken products are being recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Sunday.

The products related to Fieldsource Food Systems, Inc., based in Brea, California, contain wheat, which is not listed on the product labels, FSIS said.

The uncooked, marinated, diced beef and chicken products were produced from June 9 through July 10, 2019, FSIS said.

The following products were identified as the subjects of the recall:

  • 20-lb. boxes containing four unmarked 5 lb. plastic bags with "FIELDSOURCE Food Systems, Inc. NORTHGATE MARKET MARINATED BEEF CUBES" and lot codes 061019 through 071019 represented on the label.
  • 20-lb. boxes containing four unmarked 5 lb. plastic bags with "FIELDSOURCE Food Systems, Inc. NORTHGATE MARKET MARINATED CHICKEN CUBES" and lot codes 061019 through 071019 represented on the label.

In addition, the beef products subject to recall have establishment number "EST. 45141" and the chicken products have establishment number "P-45141" inside the USDA mark of inspection, FSIS said.

FSIS said there were no confirmed reports of reactions due to consumption of the aforementioned products but shared concerns about products being stored in refrigerators and behind the deli counter in grocery stores.

The recall is a Class II recall, which means there is a remote possibility of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.


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More than 120 dogs and cats were rescued from an animal shelter in Louisiana and flown to Manassas, Virginia, ahead of Tropical Storm Barry. Staff and volunteers with the Humane Society of the United States helped unload the pets from the plane and put them in the care of local shelters in the D.C. area.
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At the end of June, Marisa Rivas went to the Los Angeles LGBT Center in West Hollywood to talk to a doctor about going on “low-dose” testosterone, known colloquially as “microdosing.” Rivas hopes to achieve a sharper jawline and a more androgynous physique without overtly masculine features like facial hair. The goal is an appearance that is not clearly male or female, NBC News reports.

“I still want to be somewhere in the middle,” Rivas said.

Hormone microdosing is of growing interest to some nonbinary people like Rivas who want to masculinize or feminize their bodies in subtle ways. There is little research on the technique’s prevalence, but doctors who treat transgender and nonbinary people say the medical community should consider the needs of those who want to change their bodies without medically transitioning fully to the opposite gender.

Not all nonbinary people seek medical transition, and it’s unclear how many do, since medical systems in the United States typically only track sex assigned at birth. But for those who want to move toward a more gender-neutral appearance, microdosing is an increasingly discussed option. Several YouTube videos describing the experience have received thousands of views.


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President Donald Trump trails the top Democratic contenders in hypothetical matchups, according to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll’s first ballot tests of the 2020 general election. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the president by 9 points among registered voters, 51 percent to 42 percent — outside of the poll’s margin of error of plus-minus 3.5 percentage points, NBC News reports.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is ahead of Trump by 7 points, 50 percent to 43 percent.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., holds a 5-point advantage, 48 percent to 43 percent. And Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is ahead by just 1 point, 45 percent to 44 percent — a jump ball.


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Officers are investigating a shooting in a Hollywood neighborhood where one police officer was reportedly forced to open fire.

Hollywood Police say the incident occurred just after 2:30 p.m. in the area near the 7000 block of Liberty Street, telling media members that the subject was armed and the officers shot at the person.

Officials have not released any information on what led to the shooting or the conditions of anyone who may have been shot.

Stay tuned to NBC 6 on air or online for updates


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Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred Sunday at a Hialeah apartment complex where a landlord was allegedly killed following an argument with a tenant.

Officers arrived at the complex located off West 76th Street, where officials say they found the landlord suffering from a stab wound. The victim was later airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The alleged stabber, described by Hialeah Police as a man in his 90s, was transported for questioning before being hospitalized after telling investigators he felt ill.

Officials have not released the identity of either man or information on their investigation of what led to the stabbing taking place.


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With immigration raids expected to begin Sunday in at least nine major cities, some U.S. citizens are taking precautions, including carrying their American passports at all times, to avoid being mistakenly detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. 

The wary Americans, often Latinos, said they don't want to get swept up in the planned roundups announced by President Donald Trump, NBC News reported.

"I was born in this country," said David Cruz, communications director for the League of United Latin American Citizens. "I’m a third-generation Texan. I’ve been carrying a passport since the day he was elected."

Passports, used by international travelers to return to the United States, are legal proof of citizenship.

A Los Angeles journalist from Latin America, who did not want his name used out of fear his passport would be flagged, said he began carrying the document with him this weekend. Naturalized in the 2000s, he said recent stories of citizens mistakenly detained by ICE made him think he could be wrongly targeted. 

He said it poses a particular quandary for naturalized citizens with accents because ICE agents may believe they are in the U.S. illegally and not afford them the rights of Americans, including due process, access to a lawyer and leaving their homes without proof of citizenship.


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