When incoming Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel wanted to bring in his own people to help run the department, he didn't realize that removing some of former Sheriff Al Lamberti's top lieutenants would cost nearly $4.3 million, including a more than $340,000 payout to one colonel who had never call ... More >>
A botched bank robbery, an injured Broward Sheriff's deputy, and a shot suspect has I-95 shutdown in North Broward.
According to Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King, the deputy crashed his car into the center median of I-95 northbound near Sample Road during a pursuit.
The deputy, ta ... More >>
Our neck of the woods will be a little more lawless than usual this weekend, thanks to the Republicans over in Tampa.At 10:30 this morning, nearly 100 deputies from the Broward Sheriff's Office will gather at a substation in Weston before piling in for the drive across Alligator Alley. They, like po ... More >>
Here's the latest from a 9:10 p.m. press conference from authorities about the shooting this afternoon; information is pulled together from the FBI, Broward Sheriff's Office and other news sources.From FBI spokesman Tim Donovan:It started at about 2:20 p.m., when a man stole a car at the intersectio ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's OfficeWilliam De JesusThere weren't many details available Friday about the Deerfield Park RV-park standoff that left three dead and two critically injured, but as police discover more, the story gets stranger and stranger.The incident appears to have started Thursday evening, w ... More >>
Firefighters at Port Everglades need a new hose and pump system to fight potential oil tank fires like this one, but the purchasing of the system has been plagued with problems.If you're like most people and you don't watch a lot of local TV news, then you probably missed Carmel Cafiero's fine re ... More >>
Talabisco's mug shot
The arrest affidavit for just-arrested Tamarac Mayor Beth Flaunsbaum-Talabisco lays out an intricate plot to deliver the 2006 mayoral election to the 57-year-old politician.
Blacktie South Florida
Talabisco and Lieberman before ... More >>
Dallas Morning News
No more of this kind of thing.New Florida Democratic Chairman Rod Smith wants to hear from people about what needs to be done to improve the party.
"We need your help," Smith wrote on the party's website. "Please let us know your thoughts and ... More >>
Remember those first-class Super Bowl credentials that Sheriff Al Lamberti wrangled for his son from the NFL for last year's game while his agency provided security for the event?
Will Lamberti get to the bottom of the mysterious Super Bowl caper? Well, the South Florida Times is dog ... More >>
LambertiBroward Sheriff Al Lamberti was scheduled to be a celebrity judge for the chili cook-off at a benefit car show held over the weekend for the late Sgt. Chris Reyka, who was shot to death behind a Walgreens store in Pompano Beach while on duty two and half years ago.
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As the football playoffs are about to start and you can feel the inevitable commercially hyped push towards the Super Bowl, here's a thought to ponder:
Sheriff Al being sworn in, with son Nick behind him
How'd you like to go to the game for free?
Not only that bu ... More >>
Former Kim Rothstein bodyguard Joe Alu can be a very slippery guy. He called me today because he didn't like the mention of the steroids investigation in the previous post, but when I asked about his former employer, he went all "60 Minutes lawyer" on me. A snippet of our conversation:
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Photo: Mango FestivalIn what's becoming an annual tradition, the Deerfield Beach Mango Festival is exaggerating the role that the Broward Sheriff's Office has at the June event.Last year event organizers claimed that BSO deputies ensured that cash collected at the gates wasn't skimmed. BSO contra ... More >>
Josie Lou RatleyIn an email to Juice, the Broward Sheriff's Office has admitted committing an error in its report about a BSO school resource deputy's response to the nearly fatal beating of Josie Lou Ratley last week at Deerfield Beach Middle School.In the hours after that attack, the sheriff re ... More >>
This story on the underbelly of the cops-and-steroids trade can use a bit of an intro.
First, Marty Hommel, the former Plantation police officer who told me about his personal use of steroids, was an open book who should be commended for his honesty. All he wanted to do was clear his ... More >>
Of the 16 Broward Sheriff's Office employees who were tested for steroids three weeks ago, nine came back with clean results and will be returning to work, sheriff's spokesman Jim Leljedal told the Pulp today.
The obvious inference is that the other seven deputies tested posit ... More >>
Fifteen Broward Sheriff's Office deputies and one civilian employee have been taken off the road on suspicion that they are using steroids.
The sixteen BSO employees were rounded up Friday and ordered to take a drug test, sheriff's spokesman Jim Lel ... More >>