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  • Outside audit slams Hollywood Police Department over way it handles use-of-force cases

    Outside audit slams Hollywood Police Department over way it handles use-of-force cases
    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...
  • Banner in the sky calls Hollywood a high crime area, blames it on police chief

    Banner in the sky calls Hollywood a high crime area, blames it on police chief
    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...
  • Woman found dead in Hollywood home; Man found injured

    A woman was found dead in a Hollywood home early Saturday in what appears to be a domestic dispute after a man in the residence called police for help, authorities said. Police found the deceased woman and an injured man in the home in the 600 block...
  • Hollywood planning crackdown on panhandlers

    Hollywood planning crackdown on panhandlers
    People driving through Hollywood may start seeing less of those pesky panhandlers. A new law would allow Hollywood cops to crack down on aggressive panhandlers and anyone soliciting money on the city's busiest streets, including Federal Highway, State...
  • Armed robbers hit Hollywood 7-Eleven, beat clerk

    Armed robbers hit Hollywood 7-Eleven, beat clerk
    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...
  • DEA agent sues Hollywood over traffic cone incident gone wild

    DEA agent sues Hollywood over traffic cone incident gone wild
    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...
  • Hollywood's former top cop in line for lucrative pension payout

    Hollywood's former top cop in line for lucrative pension payout
    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...
  • Flier urges Hollywood police to merge with Sheriff's Office

    Flier urges Hollywood police to merge with Sheriff's Office
    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...
  • Hollywood delays vote on suing Granteed and two other retired cops over pension payouts

    Hollywood delays vote on suing Granteed and two other retired cops over pension payouts
    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...
  • Hollywood to investigate allegations against assistant police chief

    Hollywood to investigate allegations against assistant police chief
    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...
  • 7 ways to avoid overspending and being duped during holiday season

    7 ways to avoid overspending and being duped during holiday season
     '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....