| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:43 PM
A damning audit of the Hollywood Police Department calls for sweeping changes to the way the agency handles incidents involving use of force, saying those cases have been significantly underreported.
The audit, conducted by an outside consulting firm at...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Visitors to Hollywood beach were treated to a bit of high-flying politics Sunday, compliments of the city's police union.
A small yellow plane with a banner reading "City of Hollywood high crime area. Thanks Chief Fernandez!" buzzed the coastline for...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:55 AM
'Tis the season to shop until you drop. Or is it?
You don't want to waste your money, bust your budget or even carelessly let down your guard for thieves to steal your credit cards -- and even your identity -- while you're shopping for door-busters....
| Feb 6, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Commissioners postponed a vote Wednesday that might have paved the way for a lawsuit against the police pension board and three retired officers, including former Assistant Chief Louie Granteed.
City officials say the men — Granteed, Timothy...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Three armed robbers hit a Hollywood 7-Eleven convenience store early Monday, severely beat the clerk and took an undetermined amount of cash from the register, police said.
The three males all wore black clothing with hoods over their heads and bandanas...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:33 PM
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A mailer that hit homes in Wilton Manors, the unofficial capital of South Florida’s gay community, attempts to portray Sheriff Al Lamberti as anti-gay. Like many other attacks (from both sides) that come in the final weeks...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Assistant Police Chief Jimmy Jones is being placed on paid leave Wednesday so the department can investigate allegations of misconduct detailed in an eight-page letter sent to City Hall last week, a union official said.
The letter, written by retired...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Hollywood's police chief retired in January with a yearly pension of $104,426 and $707,880.52 in his deferred retirement account, says a pension official.
Chad Wagner, 52, didn't stay retired for long.
He started his new job as a captain with the...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Morale is so low at the embattled Hollywood Police Department that some officers actually want the Broward Sheriff's Office to take over the agency, says union leader Jeff Marano.
He points to a flier circulating around town that spells out why a merger...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 2:49 PM
A standoff between a federal agent and a Hollywood police officer has spawned a civil rights lawsuit against the city, alleging that officers arrested the agent to cover up their own misconduct. The lawsuit lists a litany of allegations against the city...
| Mar 10, 2011
If you like your true crime populated by clever killers, tenacious detectives and intriguing, eccentric suspects, and if you demand a whodunit mystery with a satisfying measure of redemption, "Bringing Adam Home" is not the book for you.
This is a tale...