| Mar 27, 2015
| 3:17 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 3:30 PM
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...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 10:11 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:03 AM
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...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 2:48 PM
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.
| Feb 26, 2015
| 7:11 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:27 PM
— 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...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 11:57 AM
Un veterano oficial de la oficina del Alguacil de Broward (BSO) que arrastró a una mujer con discapacidad mental a lo largo de un pasillo de la corte desde la cadena que ataba sus pies, fue puesto en asignación restringida.
Christopher Johnson, quien...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 2:17 PM
City Commissioner Anthony Sanders says he's no cop hater.
But he knows people who are.
It's those folks the city hopes to reach with its first police forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hallandale Beach Cultural Center, 410 SE Third St.
"We know what's...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:39 PM
A veteran Broward Sheriff's deputy who dragged a mentally incompetent woman through a courthouse hallway by the shackles around her ankles is now on restricted duty.
Christopher Johnson, who joined the department in 1988, will not have contact with...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 12:54 PM
The firing of one of Broward County's DUI judges by the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission is a start to cleaning up a Broward bench that has become a national embarrassment.
The recent New York Times front-page story "Here Comes the Judge in...