Month: October 2018

Cop who punched girl in viral video will not be disciplined

Linda Trischitta Contact ReporterSouth Florida Sun Sentinel A police officer will not be investigated for punching a teenage girl while subduing herat Coral Square Mall, an episode that attracted national attention when a cellphone video went viral. “No policy was violated,” Coral Springs Police Officer Tyler Reik said Monday. “The officers went through what they…

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All charges dropped against activists protesting at Broward Transitional Center

Austen Erblat Contact ReporterSouth Florida Community News Charges were dropped Tuesday against seven local activists who were arrested this summer for protesting outside of the Broward Transitional Center, an immigration detention center run by controversial Boca Raton-based private prison company GEO Group. The activists, referred to as the BTC7, were arrested and charged with trespassing, a misdemeanor….

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Juvenile offenders caught in middle as agencies squabble over funding

Rafael Olmeda Contact ReporterSouth Florida Sun Sentinel Minors accused of crimes might be shortchanged by a funding dispute that keeps Broward County’s Juvenile Assessment Center operating overnight, according to lawyers and other officials. The Children’s Services Council has been providing $357,000 a year in funding for the center to keep it fully operational 24…

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