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Fort Lauderdale Police Department

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  • Police identify suspects in beatings

    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....
  • Conflicting evidence: Deputies say they shot teen once; autopsy reveals two wounds

    Conflicting evidence: Deputies say they shot teen once; autopsy reveals two wounds
    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...
  • Family seeks help in finding missing Lauderdale mom

    Family seeks help in finding missing Lauderdale mom
    A 3-year-old girl whose mother disappeared in June comforted her heartbroken grandmother Wednesday, placing a tiny hand on the woman's tear-stricken face and dabbing her tears with a tissue. "Grandma, grandma," she told Kengeral Allen-Scott while...
  • High-ranking police officers guarded over Rothstein

    High-ranking police officers guarded over Rothstein
    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. Rothstein...
  • Outreach helps homeless and community

    "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...
  • Solutions at work: Where there's the will

    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...
  • Dream of dignity collides with reality

    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'...
  • Speeding cops get special treatment, Sun Sentinel investigation finds

    Speeding cops get special treatment, Sun Sentinel investigation finds
    [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...
  • Fort Lauderdale officers surrender, face charges of covering up misconduct

    Fort Lauderdale officers surrender, face charges of covering up misconduct
    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. Broward...
  • Detective praised as 'American hero' day after fatal shooting outside pub

    Detective praised as 'American hero' day after fatal shooting outside pub
    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...
  • Timeline: Key dates in the life of attorney Scott Rothstein

    <b>Timeline</b>: Key dates in the life of attorney Scott Rothstein
    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,...