Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Mile Markers


One-arm arrest trial delayed

A federal trial over a one-armed woman's civil lawsuit against a Key West police officer set for Monday was postponed.

Suzann Hollis is suing Officer Eric Biskup over her 2008 arrest at an Old Town guesthouse.

Hollis charges that Biskup used excessive force while Biskup maintains that the woman escalated things by kicking at his groin while resisting arrest.

Hollis had also sued the city of Key West, but a judge dismissed the city as a defendant last month.

The trial will likely begin next week, Biskup's attorney said Sunday. The court estimated it will last three days.

Students to beautify Dumpsters

Aydin Alghrary-Roberts and Justin Walton took time off from spring break recently to help A Positive Step and Waste Management's city beautification project. The students painted Dumpsters for businesses around town.

The next painting event takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Strunk Ace Hardware, 1101 Eaton St., Key West. Volunteer painters are welcome. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Student volunteers can earn community service hours for participating. Any business who would like to have their Dumpster painted can do so for a $100 donation to A Positive Step.

Contact Billy Davis at 305-304-8657. Proceeds help fund the Idle Hands Summer Youth Employment Program through A Positive Step of Monroe County, Inc.