Florida ethics commission finds probable cause that Broward Sheriff Tony ‘lied, misused’ position
The Florida Commission on Ethics said Wednesday it has found probable cause to believe Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony “misused his public position” when he lied to get his first job at the Coral Springs Police Department.
Snorkeler stumbles upon cocaine-filled bale off Florida Keys
CRAIG KEY, Fla. – Nearly 70 pounds of cocaine was found floating in a bale Wednesday afternoon by a snorkeler off Craig Key, authorities confirmed. According to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt, the snorkeler, who was swimming near Mile Marker 72, notified the Sheriff’s Office about the bale around 1:50 p.m.Linhardt said deputies then notified the U.S. Border Patrol, which located the bale and discovered that it contained 25 bricks of cocaine. The bricks weighed a total of 68 pounds, Linhardt said. According to the U.S. Border Patrol, the drugs are valued at more than $1.5 million.
Man gets nearly 20 years for Colorado synagogue bomb plot
Holzer, now 28, was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, for plotting to bomb the Colorado synagogue last year, by a judge who described the case as "dripping with Nazism and supremacy." They also said that Holzer no longer held the supremacist-like beliefs that led him to plan the bombing at Temple Emanuel Synagogue in Pueblo. AdThe Temple Emanuel plot was one of 61 anti-semitic harassment and vandalism cases that the Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region tracked in 2019. AdHolzer was arrested Nov. 1, 2019, after receiving two phony pipe bombs and 14 sticks of dynamite from undercover FBI agents that he planned to use at the Temple Emanuel. Temple Emanuel is the second oldest synagogue in Colorado.
Report: Police granted clinic shooting suspect gun permit
In addition, bomb technicians were investigating a suspicious device left at the clinic and others at a motel where Ulrich was staying, authorities added. Gregory Ulrich, 67, is charged in an attack on an Allina Health clinic this week that left 37-year-old medical assistant Lindsay Overbay dead and four other people wounded. Ulrich had threatened in October 2018 to carry out a mass shooting at the clinic in Buffalo, a small city about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis. The threat led Ulrich to be banned from clinic property, and the following month a restraining order was granted to prohibit him from contacting a doctor at the clinic. AdAt a news conference following Thursday's hearing, Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer was asked about any permits Ulrich held.
Oklahoma man charged in shooting deaths of 5 kids, brother
Pridgeon is in custody as a suspect, after six people, including five young children, were shot to death early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Okla. (Muskogee County Sheriff's Office via AP)MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A 25-year-old Oklahoma man was charged with murder Wednesday in the killings of his brother and five young children, police said. Jarron Deajon Pridgeon of Muskogee was charged with six counts of first-degree murder, shooting with intent to kill and possession of firearms during probation, court records show. Police identified the slain children as Jalaiya Pridgeon, 1; Jaidus Pridgeon, 3; Harmony Anderson, 5; Neveah Pridgeon, 6; and Que’dynce Anderson, 9. Neighbors told the Muskogee Phoenix that they had only recently moved to the home but that the children were often outside playing. Raven Anderson, who is an aunt to the children, told Tulsa TV station KOTV that Pridgeon was the father of three of the slain children.
Man arrested in killing of 5 children, 1 adult in Oklahoma
CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO JARRON, NOT JARROD - This Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 booking photo provided by the Muskogee County, Okla., Sheriff's Office, shows Jarron Deajon Pridgeon. Officers responded about 1:30 a.m. to a call of multiple people shot at a home in Muskogee, Police Officer Lynn Hamlin said. Authorities found one man and four children dead at the scene, and a fifth child died at a Tulsa hospital, Hamlin said. Officers also encountered Jarron Deajon Pridgeon with a gun and took him into custody. Hamlin described the slain youths as “small children” but said police do not yet have their exact ages.
Former officer who shot Rayshard Brooks sues over firing
In this booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020 by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff's Office, shows Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe. Rolfe, who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction, was charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. Rolfe was fired after the shooting. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Ex-Atlanta officer who killed Rayshard Brooks granted bond
(Atlanta Police Department via AP)ATLANTA – The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks can be free on bond while his case is pending, a judge ruled Tuesday. Brooks’ wife, Tomika Miller, sobbed throughout an emotional plea to the judge, asking her not to grant bond for Rolfe. The judge said Rolfe “is not a flight risk and I do not believe he is a danger to the community." Rolfe was fired shortly after the shooting and the other officer, Devin Brosnan, was placed on desk duty. Rucker argued that Brooks was running away and posed no threat when he was shot in the back.
NFL cornerbacks Baker, Dunbar released from jail on bond
Baker is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. He turned himself in at the Broward County Jail. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar were released from Broward County Jail on Sunday, a day after surrendering on felony charges stemming from a cookout at a Miramar home. Baker and Dunbar were attending the cookout Wednesday night when a fight broke out, and Baker pulled out a handgun, the warrant said. Baker, Dunbar and two other men began robbing people of thousands of dollars, watches and other valuables, witnesses told investigators.
Sheriff Gregory Tony goes on record about shooting, killing a man 27 years ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony went on the record, speaking to Local 10 Sunday at BSO headquarters. It was May of 1993 when Tony shot and killed 18-year-old Hector Rodriguez when Tony was 14 and living in an inner city Philadelphia neighborhood. “Whether I’ve said it in an interview or saying it right now, this is not something that I’m afraid to speak about in public," Tony told Local 10. “The way things panned out, I was quicker in the house than my brother to grab the gun,” Tony told Local 10. “That’s great that he got a second chance, but Hector Rodriguez didn’t,” Carrasquillo said.
Broward Sheriff fighting back against no-confidence vote
Tony disputes falsehoodsIn his letter response, Tony addresses allegations made against him in the call for a vote of no confidence saying that they "were simply not true." FALSE: Sheriff Greg Tony has been summarily firing law enforcement Deputies without due process and in violation of Florida Law. FALSE: Sheriff Greg Tony has forced Deputies to choose between asserting their Constitutional rights or keeping their job during criminal cases. FALSE: Sheriff Greg Tony disregards our Collective Bargaining Agreement to suit his political objectives. As you are aware, President Jeff Bell has been temporarily suspended by Sheriff Greg Tony.
Students shop with Sheriff Tony, deputies
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Sherriff’s Foundation of Broward County invited more than 100 students from across Broward County to a Fort Lauderdale Walmart for some holiday shopping Thursday morning. For nearly 20 years, Broward Sheriff’s Office school resource deputies have run a Shop with the Sheriff program, which gives select elementary through high school students $200 to shop. Each student is paired with a BSO volunteer, from deputies to civilian staff and more. “Any time you put kids around toys and they have an opportunity to pick up some items they’re excited and that energy just kind of bounced off of everyone in here,” Sheriff Gregory Tony said. The event not only gives students with financial needs Christmas presents, but it also helps to build relationships between deputies and the community.
Photo shows man filling plastic buckets with gasoline
A picture shared by the Highlands County, Florida, Sheriff's Office on their Facebook page shows a man filling up plastic buckets at a gas station. A pictured shared Friday by the Highlands County, Florida, Sheriff's Office on their Facebook page shows a man filling up at a gas station. However, he wasn't putting the fuel into the gas tank of his vehicle or a gas can. He was filling up seven or eight plastic buckets and placing them in the back of his vehicle. The sheriff's office concluded their Facebook post saying, "We know everyone is anxious and trying to stock up on gas, but come on!
Deputies: 'Live' hand grenade discovered during Florida traffic stop
freeimages.com/Elvis Santana(CNN) - Sheriff's deputies in DeSoto County, Florida, say they discovered a cache of weapons during a traffic stop Saturday, including an apparent "live" hand grenade. A narcotics unit was conducting a traffic stop when the weapons were discovered, the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. Driver Donald Reid, Jr. told detectives as far as he knew, the grenade was "live," the post said. The bomb squad from neighboring Sarasota County responded to help remove and destroy the grenade, the sheriff's office said. Reid was charged with multiple counts of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, according to the post.