Photo: MikeyV.comVerdugoThere's some confusion about Mike Verdugo's newsmaking clash with his former employer, the Hollywood Police Department. Verdugo is not claiming that he was fired for being gay, as this article in the Miami Herald implies. Rather, he's claiming that he was fired from his jo ... More >>
Every single South Florida television newscast now agrees: It's cold. You could step outside of your home to confirm this yourself, but better to crank up the heat, turn on the tube, and enjoy our region's nonstop, wall-to-wall coverage of this historic event. Fortunately, there is also slightly ... More >>
One of the exciting things about living in a tech-centric area like South Florida amid the social media revolution happening online is how it connects locals. The internet is a global phenomenon connecting millions of people every minute, no matter their location on the planet. What's really amaz ... More >>
For four months, the Boynton Beach Police Department has been investigating the Platinum Showgirls strip club on North Federal Highway, and tonight they swooped in. According to a just-issued department release, some 50 police officers have swarmed the club in what spokeswoman Stephanie Slater is ca ... More >>
GeorgesThe man who shot and wounded a Fort Lauderdale police officer this weekend before being killed has been identified as Bastiany Georges, a 29-year-old who had an extensive criminal history. The incident occurred following police attempts to make a traffic stop on Andrews Avenue. The Fort La ... More >>
Rick LemackRichard "Rick" Lemack was this close (642 votes) to becoming the Democratic nominee for Broward Sheriff. In August 2008, the ex-assistant police chief and assistant city manager of Hollywood, Lemack lost to Scott Israel, who then lost to Al Lamberti. We told you last month that Lemack ... More >>
The Weather Underground talked of peace, but FBI agents say members also planned a cop killing.
From his office in Washington D.C. Diop Kamau has a crystal-clear view of Hollywood -- if not the city itself at least police department. That's because he's the executive director of the Police Complaint Center, and he's been hearing the worst about Hollywood cops for the last decade.Yesterday Kama ... More >>
A Fort Lauderdale Police Officer on the scene said officers were using helicopters and K9 units to search for robbery suspects on the loose near Fort Lauderdale High School. Police cars have blocked off the area between Andrews and NE 4th Avenue, just north of Sunrise. There are at least two police ... More >>
I just love ethics questions, and lucky for me, there's an unending supply of morality dramas in the food biz. Like, for instance, is it ethical to put "grouper" on your menu when all you've got in the deep freezer is panga or swai, as dozens of restaurants in South Florida have been doing? (thanks ... More >>
A retired Hollywood cop would do almost anything to help his son — maybe a little too much
An Air Force specialist learns he can't bet on American justice at the Seminole Hard Rock
Lewis Perry slipped through BSO's porous screening process. For the Gomez family, the results were tragic.
After an investigation reveals harassment and intimidation, police respond with... harassment and intimidation
Book 'em, Dano! "Superpredators" with pebbles and raw eggs get zero tolerance in Palm Beach County schools.
In Delray Beach, cops have a remarkable history of shooting black suspects with impunity
One year later, questions remain about Deputy Todd Fatta's tragic death
Cyndi Commella Ruiz was a good cop. Then she left the brotherhood of silence.
After even a police chief called them unfit, these officers continue to patrol Hollywood's streets
When Hollywood lawman Pete Salvo allegedly covered up a crime, Internal Affairs looked the other way
A routine traffic stop led to Pahokee's own Rodney King incident. Too bad there was no videotape.
Hollywood police used a Bahamian Casanova to set up Valarie Curry
Hollywood's "Heavy-handed Joe" is either Cop of the Year or a two-fisted enforcer
Hollywood's Police Officer of the Year has been accused of sexual battery, manslaughter, and brutality
Is sheriff's candidate Ric Bradshaw Dirty Harry or Mr. Clean? Voters want to know.
West Palm Beach Police Chief Delsa Bush
Marano uses his union position to reward loyalists and manipulate the brass, critics say
More than four years after a Delray Beach cop gave him a body full of bruises and a face full of pepper spray, a local doctor is still seeking justice
Davie Police Department
The weapon du jour of South Florida cops is the Sage SL-6, a gun that shoots big rubber bullets that hurt like hell but don't kill. They hope.
Welcome to Riviera Beach, home of slums, violent crime, a police department in turmoil, political hit lists, union busters, angry ex-wives, junkyard insurrections, and Zedrick Dwayne Barber, South Florida's most-investigated cop
Born into a Gypsy life of crime, he's now busting them for their cons. Or is he?
Coming soon to a courtroom near you: dueling conspiracy theories that pit Fort Lauderdale's finest against their political bosses. One certain verdict: There's a price to pay for tangling with civic activist Sonny Irons.
A K-9 took a huge chunk out of Rusty Samarco's leg. The crippling bite was worse than the crime.
The North Palm Beach Public Safety Department has earned a reputation as a hotbed of bad behavior. Now the state is investigating.
The Palm Beach County school police force is charged with protecting schoolchildren, not endangering its female officers
The death of Princess Diana had the world in an uproar over paparazzi, which may be why local TV cameraman James Strange recently spent time in jail
For years private detective Virginia Snyder has accused the Delray Beach police of corruption. Now she's taking them to court.