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  • Prosecutors dismiss cases linked to racist ex-Fort Lauderdale cops

    Prosecutors dismiss cases linked to racist ex-Fort Lauderdale cops
    The latest fallout tied to four Fort Lauderdale police officers who lost their jobs because of racist text messages and a homemade video is the dismissal of nearly three dozen criminal cases the cops were linked to as arresting officers. Nearly 20...
  • Leaders tackle poor relations between minority communities, police

    Leaders tackle poor relations between minority communities, police
    Civic, political, religious and law enforcement leaders gathered Tuesday in an attempt to start conversations they hope will alleviate the mistrust many in minority communities feel toward the police. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, an...
  • Fort Lauderdale police need outside review

    Fort Lauderdale police need outside review
    The original version of this editorial incorrectly said that a Fort Lauderdale police commander had seen, but failed to report, a racist video produced by one of four officers fired for racist communications. The officer was a detective, not a commander. ...
  • NAACP opens call center to root out racially-biased police work

    NAACP opens call center to root out racially-biased police work
    Local citizens who believe they've been victims of racially-biased police now have a path to pursue justice: an NAACP-run call center that will log public complaints. Legal and minority advocacy officials Friday announced efforts to document possible...
  • Assistant Public Defender Drew Atria retires

    Assistant Public Defender Drew Atria retires
    He was a fixture at the Broward County courthouse in Fort Lauderdale and known to viewers of bond court proceedings that are live streamed on SunSentinel.com every day. Assistant Public Defender Drew Atria retired Friday, after 28 years serving indigent...
  • Broward judge rebuffs demand he remove himself from massive caseload

    Broward judge rebuffs demand he remove himself from massive caseload
    Prosecutors have called for a recently elected Broward circuit judge to remove himself from nearly 1,000 criminal cases because he showed favoritism to a defense lawyer. But Friday, the judge refused. The State Attorney's Office said Judge John Contini...
  • Cops' racist messages could imperil criminal cases, attorneys say

    Cops' racist messages could imperil criminal cases, attorneys say
    In a deepening scandal over racist texts and a video shared by former Fort Lauderdale police officers, the Broward Public Defender said he would seek the dismissal of at least 56 pending criminal cases in which four officers were involved. "If the State...
  • Governor to choose from six lawyers to replace former Judge Gisele Pollack

    Governor to choose from six lawyers to replace former Judge Gisele Pollack
    Broward's Judicial Nominating Commission sent the names of six lawyers for Gov. Rick Scott to consider to replace former Broward County Judge Gisele Pollack. The commission, which consists of nine members, met with 18 candidates on Tuesday and...
  • Defense attorneys primary victims in case of files purged by Hollywood police

    Defense attorneys primary victims in case of files purged by Hollywood police
    Defense attorneys, a Pembroke Pines police officer and a reporter were among the victims of a public records debacle at the Hollywood Police Department that resulted from two high-ranking officers deleting Internal Affairs files. Assistant Police...
  • Hallandale Beach seeks better relations between public, police

    Hallandale Beach seeks better relations between public, police
    A town hall meeting might not be enough to dispel a community's distrust of police. But it's a good start, city officials say. "Nationally we know what's going on," Hallandale Beach Chief Dwayne Flournoy said Thursday night during a forum aimed at...
  • Hallandale seeks bridge between police, minorities

    Hallandale seeks bridge between police, minorities
    — This city will not be another Ferguson, police officials here say. To help forge trust within the minority community, Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy plans to hold a series of town hall meetings where people can ask questions about police conduct...