Category: Experience

Shocking Video Shows Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Calling a Black Man “Boy” and Grabbing Him by the Neck

“Abusive conduct of this sort is unacceptable.” SAMANTHA MICHAELS FEBRUARY 9, 2019 7:20 PM https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/02/racist-body-cam-footage-sheriff-deputy-florida/ A sheriff’s deputy in Florida was recently put under investigation following the review of disturbing body-cam footage. The video shows the officer approaching a black man, Allen Floyd, who was seated quietly on the sidewalk with a baby, and then…

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Video of BSO deputy calling a black father ‘boy’ amid foul language sparks complaint

BY DAVID J. NEAL FEBRUARY 08, 2019 08:16 PM, UPDATED FEBRUARY 13, 2019 10:52 AM https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article225998300.html The actions of a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy with a history of making false arrests drew a complaint from the Broward Public Defender’s Office after bodycam video from a July 2017 incident emerged last month. Deputy James Cady confronts…

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Deputy seen on bodycam calling black man ‘boy’ and grabbing him by the throat

Lisa J. Huriash Contact ReporterSouth Florida Sun Sentinel https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/dania-beach/fl-ne-deputy-bodycam-encounter-20190208-story.html A deputy is facing an internal affairs investigation after a video shows him calling a black man “boy” in an expletive-filled encounter that escalated into grabbing the man by the throat. Deputy James Cady’s body camera recorded his exchange with Allen Floyd outside a Dania Beach…

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Body camera program kicks off for Fort Lauderdale police

Linda Trischitta Contact ReporterSouth Florida Sun Sentinel https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-ne-body-cameras-20181219-story.html After a little more than a year of testing body cameras with 35 officers, Fort Lauderdale police began their camera program Wednesday with training for officers who work SWAT, school resource assignments, motorcycles and patrol. It’s a big change from 2016, when elected officials cited privacy concerns and costs for not…

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Cop who punched girl in viral video will not be disciplined

Linda Trischitta Contact ReporterSouth Florida Sun Sentinel https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/coral-springs/fl-ne-coral-springs-cop-punch-no-discipline-20181022-story.html 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 https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-cn-deerfield-beach-broward-transitional-center-activists-charges-dropped-20181002-story.html 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 https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/crime/fl-ne-juvenile-assessment-center-funding-20181015-story.html 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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Flood of Trouble: Hollywood Police evidence vault flooded with sewage, are criminal cases at risk?

A sewage leak inside a South Florida police department left evidence — soaked. The question now: could it sink pending criminal cases? 7’s Brian Entin investigates in our special report called “Flood of Trouble.” Evidence laid out all over the floor of the Hollywood Police Department. It was drying out after getting soaked in sewage….

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Lockup guard slugged a skinny kid. Prosecutors say it’s justified. Here’s the video.

Broward County prosecutors have ruled that a former detention center officer was justified when he slugged a 14-year-old boy in the face — breaking the teen’s nose in two places — because the juvenile was aggressive with staff and causing a disturbance in the county’s long-troubled lockup. Former lockup officer Darell Bryant will not face…

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Judge won’t be back in court after video shows her yelling at frail woman who died days later

Rafael Olmeda Contact Reporter Sun Sentinel https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-sb-judge-bullying-inmate-dies-20180420-story.html Broward judge is under fire after she repeatedly snapped at a frail inmate who later died at her Lauderhill home. Broward Chief Administrative Judge Jack Tuter said Saturday that he is telling Circuit Court Judge Merrilee Ehrlich not to return to the courthouse because of how she treated…

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