| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:08 PM
You know him as a legal adviser on TV news.
And now, Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein and his office's lawyers and investigators are also the subjects of a documentary film or television series being developed by an award-winning producer....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:26 PM
For years, Broward County Judge Gisele Pollack has been the one who offers a second chance. This week, in papers filed with the Florida Supreme Court, she's asking for one.
Pollack, 56, is fighting to keep the job she was first elected to in 2004. But...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:37 PM
With a juvenile justice system that emphasizes rehabilitation over incarceration, residents of some Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods are tired of seeing the same teens break into homes again and again with little to fear if they are caught.
"In the '80s or...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Sixty dollars could buy you a pair of new Levis. A family night at the movies. A tank of gas. A pair of running shoes.
Or one day of parking at Broward County's courthouse garage in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
At $8 an hour, parking in the "east garage"...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:27 PM
For years, 94 untested rape kits were left sitting in an evidence room refrigerator at the Hollywood Police Department.
The kits, some dating back to 2005, are now in the spotlight as the department's top brass reviews what went wrong and why.
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Some people did a double-take when they read that Circuit Judge Dale Ross is presiding over a case involving the budget fight between Broward Property Appraiser Lori Parrish and the County Commission.
Parrish stood in for Ross at a 2012 campaign forum...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 8:45 PM
A money-making venture to lure out-of-town drug buyers into Sunrise to purchase cocaine from police has been halted as a result of a Sun Sentinel investigation.
Mayor Michael Ryan, who supports the undercover stings, lay blame for ending the operation...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:50 PM
When jurors decided last week that two retired police officers should pay $7 million for framing a mentally challenged Broward teen for a murder that sent him to prison for close to 26 years, it set off a strong response. Dozens of Sun Sentinel readers...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Last week: This week the Palm Beach State Attorney's office joined prosecutors from big cities around the state in creating a DUI diversion program for first time offenders. The participants are punished almost the same as if they received a DUI...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Howard Finkelstein has been the elected Public Defender of Broward County since 2005. He has practiced criminal law in both the private and the public sector. He was instrumental in the creation of both drug court and the nation's first mental health...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 6:41 PM
When Anthony Caravella went to take a lie-detector test with Broward Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tony Fantigrassi in 1983, the mentally challenged 15-year-old was considered a witness to a homicide.
Four hours later, he was a suspect. The teen had...