| 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....
| Jun 16, 2007
An autopsy Friday revealed that a murder suspect who died in a shootout with deputies had two gunshot wounds. But the Broward Sheriff's Office says their man fired only a single bullet.
"The Broward Sheriff's Office only had one person who fired one...
| 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.
| Feb 17, 2004
"Hey, Pete, how you doin'?"
A wary and sheepish look, but no answer.
"Have you given any thought to what we talked about, Pete?"
Another wary and sheepish look. Pete rubs his chin, then bites his nails, then rubs his chin again.
A Fort Lauderdale...
| Feb 17, 2004
The mentally ill are the modern lepers. They are exhausting burdens to their families, are feared and shunned by society, and have virtually no voice in public affairs or politics.
It is one of the tragedies of their lives, then, that it is completely...
| Feb 15, 2004
Being mentally ill is not a crime, but it can get you arrested. It can get you thrown in jail and keep you confined for months in a terrifying place that does nothing to improve your mental health. Once released, unless you're one of the lucky ones, you'...
| 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...
| 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.
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:07 PM
A day after a deadly gunfight outside an Irish pub, Fort Lauderdale Detective Mark Shotwell was in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds while being lauded as a hero for possibly saving the life of a woman in distress.
Shotwell, 56, was wounded...
| 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,...
| 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.