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Broward judge wants to see records that Sheriff Greg Tony’s lawyers want kept private

Broward judge wants to see records that Sheriff Greg Tony’s lawyers want kept private

A Broward judge on Monday said that she wants to see what Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony’s lawyers want to keep private. Clarifying an order she issued last week, Broward Circuit Judge Michele Towbin Singer said the sheriff must identify any felony cases in which he was charged or sentenced as an adult during his past in Philadelphia, where he grew up and where he was once charged with killing a man in an apparent case of self-defense. Advertisement And , he’s going to have to turn it over to the judge first. Towbin Singer said she would make the final determination of whether the records...

January 25, 2021
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School Board demands psychiatric records from Parkland parents

School Board demands psychiatric records from Parkland parents

PARKLAND — Their sons and daughters died in the Stoneman Douglas massacre. They sued the Broward School Board, the sheriff and others for the loss of their children. Now parents and other victims are being asked to turn over their psychiatric records to prove they suffered mental anguish over the tragedy. Advertisement The demand, contained in documents filed in lawsuits blaming the Broward school district for the threat posed by gunman Nikolas Cruz, has families of the victims enraged. In formal court responses, School Board member Lori Alhadeff, whose daughter is , called the demand...

October 6, 2020
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Sunrise cop charged with leaking secrets to the press

Sunrise cop charged with leaking secrets to the press

SUNRISE — A Sunrise police sergeant accused of leaking secrets to the news media was formally charged Friday with eight felonies and two misdemeanors. Roger Krege, 45, , when his own department accused him of using his now ex-wife as a go-between to pass the name of a confidential informant to a South Florida Sun Sentinel reporter. Prosecutors say he illegally copied the list of informants. Advertisement Krege is a former police union president who joined the Sunrise Police Department in 2001. “The defendant knew that Mrs. Krege was going to identify the confidential informant to the...

September 18, 2020
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Black candidates sweep races for top Broward offices

Black candidates sweep races for top Broward offices

Black candidates won huge in Broward County on Tuesday, sweeping four of the biggest electoral offices in the county for the first time ever. Voters handed victories to Black candidates for the jobs of State Attorney, Public Defender, Clerk of Court and Sheriff. , the young former prosecutor who made a name for himself as president of the county’s Black bar association and campaigned aggressively in churches and Black neighborhoods, took an early lead when the counting started and held it through the night, beating his better known and better funded rivals. Advertisement coasted to...

August 19, 2020
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Secret money shakes up Broward State Attorney race. And even billionaire George Soros has pitched in.

Secret money shakes up Broward State Attorney race. And even billionaire George Soros has pitched in.

Secret and not-so-secret donors are pouring thousands in campaign cash to the candidates who want to be Broward’s next top prosecutor, shaking up the Democratic primary in its crucial final days. , and four of them are being helped by political action committees — fundraising groups that can accept larger donations than individual campaigns and can make it more challenging to find out where the money is coming from. Advertisement The PACs are not allowed to coordinate directly with campaigns, but they can boost candidates by praising their public stands and attacking their opponents. In a...

August 14, 2020
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From rough past to top cop, here’s what we know — and don’t know — about Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony

From rough past to top cop, here’s what we know — and don’t know — about Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony discussed his childhood last Oct. 28 at a community forum in Fort Lauderdale sponsored by the Westside Gazette newspaper. The people who did not live in Gregory Tony’s old neighborhood in north Philadelphia tended to avoid it if they could. The Broward County sheriff has spoken before of his tough experience growing up in the Badlands, telling church groups about how his friend was murdered and his mother was once shot. But it wasn’t until the last week that he openly spoke of the ordeal of killing a man in self-defense and being found not guilty. Advertisement...

May 8, 2020
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South Florida may stay locked down longer than other areas

South Florida may stay locked down longer than other areas

Governor Ron DeSantis says South Florida's next phase of the coronavirus pandemic may look different than rest of state. Getting back to some semblance of normalcy might take longer in South Florida than in other parts of the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday. Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties have of coronavirus cases — more than 14,000 of Florida’s 24,753 cases as of Friday evening. Advertisement In some less populated areas, the disease spread has been tiny. Just west of Palm Beach in Hendry County, with its population of just over 42,000, there have been only 28 cases. In...

April 18, 2020
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Refund demands pile up as coronavirus derails college, concerts and sporting events

Refund demands pile up as coronavirus derails college, concerts and sporting events

Many people have started demanding refunds on everything from their college tuition to theme park passes to theater and sports tickets. Now, as the coronavirus quarantine drags on, many of these complaints are bound to end up in court, some attorneys say. Advertisement Universities appear to be among the first in line. Students from at least a half-dozen U.S. colleges, including one at the University of Miami, want their money back for tuition and service fees they paid for a semester derailed by the coronavirus crisis. At least six federal lawsuits have been filed — three in New York and...

April 25, 2020
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