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  • Broward courthouse parking rate 'really out of line'

     Broward courthouse parking rate 'really out of line'
    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"...
  • Repeat teen burglars vex Fort Lauderdale

    Repeat teen burglars vex Fort Lauderdale
    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...
  • Judge Dale Ross has close political ties to Appraiser Lori Parrish, presides over her case

    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...
  • Investigación de programa de reality TV da lugar a publicación de lista de policías de Broward en problemas con la ley

    Investigación de programa de reality TV da lugar a publicación de lista de policías de Broward en problemas con la ley
    Una investigación relacionada con un programa de Reality TV de la oficina del jefe de la policía de Broward ha dado lugar a la publicación de la lista de un fiscal estatal con más de 100 agentes y ex agentes de policía, cuyos testimonios pueden ser...
  • Howard Finkelstein, chief public defender, Broward County

    Howard Finkelstein, chief public defender, Broward County
    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...
  • About Howard Finkelstein

    About Howard Finkelstein
    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...
  • Hollywood police find untested rape kits in evidence room refrigerator

    Hollywood police find untested rape kits in evidence room refrigerator
    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. The...
  • Sunrise police halt cocaine-selling operation

    Sunrise police halt cocaine-selling operation
    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...
  • Public defenders review Hollywood police cases officers' reports scrutinized because video raised doubts

    Broward public defenders have begun reviewing some pending and past cases in the wake of a police video that shows four Hollywood police officers possibly conspiring to falsify an official report after a crash. Three categories of cases are being...
  • Officers' version of wreck dismissed

    Public humiliation for Hollywood police continued Wednesday as state prosecutors dropped criminal charges against a driver some officers tried to blame for a rear-end crash that may have been an officer's fault. As the four officers talked about what...
  • DNA result just one of troubling aspects in convicted man's case

    New testing that shows a Miramar man serving life in prison for a 1983 rape and murder is not the source of DNA on the victim's body is just one of several troubling issues in the case, according to defense attorneys, experts and a Sun Sentinel review...