Video captures FL police discussing crash cover-up
• After a Hollywood, FL police officer rear-ended a car in February and then arrested the driver on drunken driving charges, he and other officers talked about doctoring the report to cover up the crash.
• Hollywood police officials placed Officer Dewey Pressley, 42; Officer Joel Francisco, 36; Sgt. Andrew Diaz, 39; and civilian Community Service Officer Karim Thomas on administrative duty pending an internal affairs investigation.
• Alexandra Gabriela Torrensvilas, 23, of Hollywood, ended up charged with four counts of drunken driving and cited for an improper lane change.
• Pressley's report detailing the Feb. 17 midnight crash said "a large gray stray cat" that had been sitting on Torrensvilas' lap jumped out of her car window and distracted her, causing her to veer into Francisco's lane, where she abruptly braked, and Francisco's car hit hers.
• The exchange was recorded by a dashboard camera in one of the patrol cars; the officers apparently didn't realize it was on.
• More retailers are accepting food stamps, as a record number of consumers are turning to government aid to pay for groceries.
• Nearly 39 million people received food stamps — now known as Electronic Benefit Transfers — in April 2009, up about 20% over April 2008.
• Retailers ranging from some Costco stores to 7-Eleven to Target are moving quickly to cater to cash-strapped customers.
• To accept the debit-card-like EBT cards, stores must meet at least one of the following conditions:
o They regularly sell at least three varieties of foods in each of four categories — breads/cereals; dairy products; fruits and vegetables; and meat, fish or poultry.
o Or more than half of total gross sales must be in "staple foods," which means no candy, soft drinks or prepared foods.