| Jan 15, 2009
Richard Perez has established a few firsts in his career in law enforcement. Becoming the first Hispanic chief of police in Wilton Manors in 2005 came after he retired from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. There, he was the department's first...
| Jan 15, 2006
Police on Saturday identified two Plantation teenagers as the pair seen on a security video grinning while beating a homeless man Thursday in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Family attorneys were negotiating the surrender of Brian Hooks, 18, and Thomas S....
| Sep 8, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Last week: Our economy is in a delicate balance. The FIU report that Florida wages are dropping for most of our households while costs are rising was offset by an idea for a countywide sales tax increase. A penny increase has merit as Broward County...
| Nov 13, 2009
Twenty-eight city police officials, including captains, majors, undercover officers and the department spokesman, helped guard the home and businesses of attorney Scott Rothstein while, federal agents say, he ran a $1 billion Ponzi scheme.
| Dec 11, 2009
Scott Walter Rothstein
Position Managing shareholder, chairman and CEO of Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Fort Lauderdale.
Personal Born: June 1962 Marriage: First marriage ends in divorce in 2003; no children. Second marriage to Kimberly Ann Wendell,...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 12:36 AM
Three Fort Lauderdale police officers turned themselves in at the County Jail on Thursday, accused of lying about a 5 1/2-minute car chase at night in a busy area of the city that investigators said the veteran cops started without justification.
| Dec 23, 2011
| 5:17 PM
Convicted fraudster Scott Rothstein said he paid off law enforcement officers, judges and local politicians as he handed off about $1 million in bribes, according to attorneys who sat through his extraordinary testimony the past two weeks.
| Feb 13, 2012
| 5:37 PM
[Read Part 2 of the Sun Sentinel's investigation here]
A police badge in Florida is a license to speed.
A Sun Sentinel investigation revealed troubling practices: Police officers are not cited for speeding like ordinary motorists; off-duty speeding...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:00 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott quietly signed legislation Wednesday that bans Internet cafes, senior arcades and maquinitas in Florida.
“The Legislature did the right thing to crack down on illegal gaming operators," Scott said in a statement....
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:47 AM
A union chief from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department is throwing a fundraiser for Broward sheriff's candidate Scott Israel.
Reminds me of a few years back, when Fort Lauderdale considered getting rid of its own department and going with BSO,...