Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, have raised questions about the militarization of American police departments. When angry protesters took to the streets to demand justice, Ferguson police responded with force. Cops in riot gear fired tear gas and stun grenades at marchers. At least one officer ... More >>
Last week, Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein sent a letter (thanks, JAABlog) to Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler condemning "offensive, oppressive and highly questionable police tactics in predominately black neighborhoods within your city."That includes arrests for what Finkelstein cal ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeGene StimmlerWhen the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office received a report about a landlord-tenant dispute that involved 73-year-old Gene Stimmler allegedly talking about his penis to a 15-year-old boy, a sheriff's deputy had some questions for him.Then the deput ... More >>
John Fry is facing John Howes in a runoff for a Broward County Judge right now, but ten years ago, that must have seemed like an impossibility. He had lost his job as a Margate cop and was facing criminal charges for, as the Miami Herald put it at the time, participating in an arrest ... More >>
Around 3:55 this afternoon, we got another hit-and-run case in Fort Lauderdale. Sounds like this case will be easier to break than the others, thanks to a motorist who chased down the suspect. From the Fort Lauderdale Police news release:Investigators have learned that a 2001 Dodge van was traveling ... More >>
We're hearing reports now that the controversy involving West Palm Beach police officers and SunFest has been resolved... kind of.The Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association claims the city treats it unfairly and divulged plans last week that involved West Palm Beach police officers' boycott ... More >>
Boynton Beach Police DepartmentThe Boynton Police have released news about the girl "abducted" in Boynton today: It was her dad. And he wasn't kidnapping her, just being extra persuasive about getting her back in his car. The father had just dropped his 5-year-old son at the bus stop when his dau ... More >>
Kamau: Keeping an eye on BSOGot police abuse? Diop Kamau is your go-to guy. Kamau is CEO of policeabuse.com and former head of the Police Complaint Center in Washington, DC. Kamau, who got his training as a California police detective, now runs an office in Tallahassee devoted to investigating co ... More >>
The four Hollywood Police officers who had a role in a fabricating a police report to conceal an officer's role in a traffic collision have lost their appeal and have been terminated from the department.The incident stems from a collision that occurred on the night of February 17, when officer Joel ... More >>
Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeThomas JonesThomas Jones, an officer with the Boynton Beach Police Department, has been fired following his arrest for domestic battery in January of last year. Jones was acquitted in a jury trial in April, but in a memo released today, Boynton Beach City Manager ... More >>
Javerros WrightThe Fort Lauderdale Police Department is reporting that a man broke into a woman's car early this morning. After the woman came outside to investigate the alarm, the thief sexually assaulted her, say police.Javerros Wright, 22, was arrested in connection with the incident, which oc ... More >>
Roldry Philia, a 34-year-old Delray Beach Police officer, was arrested late last night on charges of beating his wife. The probable cause affidavit released by the Boynton Beach Police Department does not mention the name of Philia's wife, just that she's 24 years old. She told police that she'd bee ... More >>
Hernandez, after the shootingA BSO deputy who was shot in the head in 2007 by a convicted felon on parole has notified the state of his intent to file suit against the Department of Corrections: The felon who shot 29-year-old officer Maury Hernandez during a routine traffic stop owned a handgun t ... More >>
Several people have been found dead at a home on Encino Street in Miramar, along with at least one survivor who is at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. Still no word on a suspect, a motive, nor the cause of death or even an exact number of those killed. We're trying to reach the Miramar Polic ... More >>
A multijurisdictional murder case started, it appears, when Broward sheriff's deputies responded to a Crimestoppers tip that a red Mazda truck left at the Greyhound bus stop in Fort Lauderdale was involved in a murder. The truck was registered to 76-year-old Tommy Lee Kellum of Lake City, Florida. A ... More >>
Photo courtesy Stephan ClevelandThe car parts decorating a Hollywood man's front lawn.For people like Stephan Cleveland who are trying sublet a condo, the weekend is prime time for prospective tenants to come calling. Which is why he was mighty peeved when on Friday afternoon, he discovered a pile o ... More >>
New York cop drama holds the audience hostage
Friendly law enforcement officers become the weapons of rival destruction in the gypsy tribal wars
You know Mara and Stacey. Now, meet Michael, the Giulianti family's tough guy.
R.C. White/Miami Herald The Stolen SUV The Miami Herald wupped the Sun-Sentinel again on the latest Fort Lauderdale police shooting story, again with the benefit of more reporters assigned to the breaking news. From the Sentinel story: "Police declined to identify the officer or officers who fir ... More >>
A police beating can't hold back the Hallandale band director and his irrepressible charges.
Give the Kid er, My Kid a Break
In Hollywood, being a good cop doesn't seem to matter.
Ex-cop and bodybuilder Gil Fernandez Jr. murdered three men in the Everglades. But he only admits to killing the man he was.
The scam artists/malfeasants come at you in waves in South Florida
The Etiquette of Whoring
A video with cops' knuckle sandwiches excised might send an ex-con to prison
This women's rights champion is still a tough broad fighting the system. But now it's to dodge debts.
Forget the Mob ties, says ex-cop Clay, and send me to City Hall
Popped for DUI? Smile. You've just fallen victim to the DHSMV's kangaroo court.
The cops tagged amputee Duane Brown as one of "America's Most Wanted," but now he's fighting back
Residents of South Middle River fear that budget cuts might send them spiraling back to crime and crack
Law enforcement's attempts to muzzle the media help no one
Walter Philbrick's Hollywood lair is the one-stop shop for all your post-9/11 needs - and home to some truly odd characters
Censorship becomes a Seminole rule on the reservation
Crime Scene Clean-Up
Sally Hester has videotaped Hollywood cops working for SunCruz, the same casino company her city is suing
Take a number and wait. That, in essence, is what the Broward County courts are telling crime victims even those who get shot at.
In Margate, fashion-conscious cops are complaining about a sunglass crackdown that cramps their style