Broward Sheriff's Office

Captain Retires, Sergeant Suspended Over Parkland Massacre

Nov 21, 2018
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The Florida sheriff's captain who oversaw the initial response to February's Parkland high school massacre resigned Tuesday and the first sergeant to arrive at the scene has been suspended over what other law enforcement officials saw as their inaction during the initial minutes after the first shots were fired.

Cruz Defense Seeks More Witnesses In Parkland Shooting

Sep 27, 2018
Memorials for the students who perished during the Parkland School shooting.
WLRN

Lawyers for Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz told a judge Wednesday they want to interview potentially hundreds of witnesses that prosecutors have placed off limits in the massacre that killed 17 people.

AP

 The uptick in flakka cases in South Florida has prompted Broward Sheriff’s Office to come up with a plan to combat the distribution and use of the drug.

According to BSO’s website, there’s been a 45 percent increase in flakka cases so far this year compared to last year.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel says his department has started by educating the public.

Associated Press

  Two inmates scamming to smuggle hallucinogenic drugs into a Broward Sheriff's Office jail have pleaded guilty in federal court, the Broward Palm Beach New Times reports. The facts detailed in the plea deals for Dean Aubol and Gregory Golden reveal they received shipments of 25I-NBOMe, a designer drug that secretes acid-like hallucinogens, on paper that they then tore up into pieces to sell.

Broward Sheriff's Office

When a driver called 911 about a motorcycle going airborne along a darkened stretch of Interstate 95 before dawn, authorities had trouble finding the rider.

Daniel William Brinson II had been thrown into thick underbrush, making him almost invisible to searchers, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.