Waldo, Florida Road Piracy Generated Half of Town Income

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

The information below was shared anonymously via CopBlock.org/Submit by someone concerned about the ramped-up road pirate activities in Waldo, FL.

Date of Incident: 8/26/14
Individuals Involved: The entire department!
Outfit: Waldo Police Department
Phone: 352-468-1515

-A Waldo police officer was fired by the city manager for insubordination towards the chief for undisclosed reasons (Likely refusing to obey the illegal ticket quota)
-His fellow bottom level officers felt their jobs were in jeopardy and requested a City Council hearing
-The officers laid out a list of grievances towards the department command, including confirming what citizens and motorists (Waldo is the 3rd worst speedtrap in the country) have known: they have ticket quotas. Which violates the Florida law they are supposed to be enforcing
-The officer that was terminated has been reinstated by the city council and the police chief is under review
-Half of Waldo’s entire revenue comes from traffic tickets.

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From the September 8th episode of Police State Monday, posted by Angel Clark in collaboration with PoliceStateUSA:

Four officers in the Waldo Police Department revealed to the city council last Tuesday that the department’s chief was assigning required quotas for writing tickets. The information was brought forth while discussing other complaints about activities in the department.

 

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Was Police Employee in Motorcycle Club Involved in Jacksonville Beach Shooting?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The incident below was put on our radar by an anonymous person via CopBlock.org/Submit who noted,” This is very sad and unjust.”

Incident Date: June 26 2014
Individual Responsible: Unknown, name censored by police
Outfit Involved: Iron Order MC
“Investigating”: Jacksonville Beach Police (904) 270-1667

It has been ten weeks since a patched member of the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club named Zachariah “Nas T” Tipton was shot and killed outside Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville Beach, Florida by a member or prospect of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club.

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Iron Order MC is known to be a cop club. With members of Police, ATF and other government employees. They look, act and conduct themselves the same as what the FBI deems an outlaw motorcycle gang.

On the FAQ section on the Iron Order website – the motorcycle club to which the shooter belongs – it states:

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The killer of Tipton spoke with police immediately after the incident but no arrest was made, and his name has not been made public.

Many aware of the shooting believe the triggerperson was a current or former police employee, though some have suggested current involvement in the military, which may speak to the hush-hush nature of the “investigation”

jacksonville-beach-nippers-shooting-iron-order-comment-5jacksonville-beach-nippers-shooting-iron-order-comment-3On August 6th, a write-up at News4Jax.com by Hailey Winslow quoted Jacksonville Beach police employee Thomas Crumley as stating:

“To the best of our knowledge, no one directly involved in this incident is or ever was a law enforcement officer”

Is that true? The lack of transparency, something not atypical for police outfits, sure leaves many wondering…

Do you have more information about this incident? Comment here or reach out to one of the nearby police accountability groups to help shed light on the truth.

Known Florida-Based Police Accountability Groups

 

 

 

 

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William Grimmich, 25-Year Police Sgt., Arrested for Trafficking Drugs

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

The information below was shared via CopBlock.org/Submit by someone who wished to remain anonymous.

Date of Incident: 09/14/2014
Individual Responsible: William Grimmich
Outfit: Sebastian Police Department
Phone: (772) 589-5233

I saw this story online, and it’s a good story of police arresting one of their own.

Sebastian Police (Florida) Sgt. William Grimmich arrested and charged with Trafficking Oxycodone $100,000 bond, Felony Tamper or Destroy Evidence $50,000 bond. He is still in jail to this date. Below is a link to the arrest affadavit, and the news story.

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According to a post at WPTV.com by Jason Davis:

Sebastian Police Chief Michelle Morris stated that, “routine accounting and auditing procedures earlier this year revealed discrepancies in submission of controlled substances placed into the evidence room.”

The Chief requested an investigation following this discovery by an outside agency.

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Lakeland, FL Police “Investigate” and Find Their Own NOT GUILTY [Video]

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

The information below was shared by Deo, who’s active with Greater Cleveland Cop Block, on behalf of Mike Burns, who’s active with Cop Block Central Florida. It’s an update about the baseless accusations made against Mike Burns by Lakeland Police employee Javier Perez, who reported a false crime in an attempt to justify harassment of a Copblocker. What would happen if you did the inverse – if you called the police and falsified such a story about a police employee?

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Aggressor: Javier Perez
Outfit: Lakeland Police Department
Phone: 863-834-6900

Coming at you with an update from Lakeland County FLA, where the thin Blue line appears to be alive and well.

You all remember how Mike Burns caught officer Javier Perez calling in on him and telling them he was masturbating in the car?? Well officer Perez was cleared of all charges!

Listen as the investigating officer leads his buddy in the questioning process about the incident in this final outcome video of the incident.

It certainly doesn’t sound like justice to me!

But don’t worry folks Mike ain’t done yet! He is still out there with his cameras rolling.

 

 

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Supposed ‘Sexting’… Is this Really a Police Matter?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

This post was shared anonymously via CopBlock.org/Submit by a person who thought it an undesirable sign that police became involved in a situation involving teens at school that caused no victim.

Date of Incident: September 2014
Outfit: Ocala Police Department
Phone: 352-369-7000

Two school children, aged 14 and 15 are given police citations for ‘sexting’ a fake nude photo of a girl in their school. They found the photo on Instagram. While not as violent as a normal CopBlock post, it is part of the worrying trend of police in schools.

Treating teenage misbehavior as a criminal matter instead of allowing school administration to deal with the problem, which is their job, merely creates younger criminals and instills distrust and fear into teenagers.

These kids were a few button pushes away from joining the sex offenders registry, as the officer subtly threatens in the CNN video included.

CNN coverage: Police: Teens Cited for Sexting in Class

Editors Note: Ange Scroble, the police employee shown on that video, stated, “They [the students] get an opportunity to have a lower-level penalty for what they’ve done and to learn from their mistake.” Huh? Who exactly is the victim? What was their mistake? The photo shared was not of a person in their school – and even if it was, should it have involved police?

On the homepage of the Ocala police outfit it notes that employees are “committed to protecting live and property” – how exactly does taking possession of the phones of some people, and giving them ransoms for pictures on those phones, amount to protecting live and property? And keep in mind that it was an Ocala police employee based at the school – the so-called “liaison officer” who started the wheels in motion to reach this stage…

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Panhandle Cop Block Start-Up Campaign

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The content below was shared via CopBlock.org/Submit by Dirk, who’s involved with Panhandle Cop Block, which was earlier this month added to the page CopBlock.org/Groups.

Hello from the team over at Panhandle Cop Block!

We’ve created a GoFundMe account to help launch Panhandle Cop Block. We want to raise money so we can print and distribute Cop Block material to the community and the local law enforcement agencies to let them know what we are about and what to expect.

Help Panhandle Cop Block kick off its campaign of police accountability by donating today:

http://www.gofundme.com/CopBlock850

Your donations will go towards the printing and distribution of Cop Block materials and citizen’s right pamphlets to raise awareness in the community and educate the public how to stand up for their rights in Police State America. Every donation no matter the size helps and is greatly appreciated by our team here at Panhandle Cop Block. Be share to share this with friends, family, and other concerned citizens.

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Police State Monday: School Police Get Grenade Launcher, Cops Beat Terminally Ill Man In Front Of His Children, And MORE

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Every Monday, the Angel Clark Show is dedicated to highlighting police abuses.

Today Angel discussed:

 

Cops Fatally Shoot Man Carrying A Sword, But They Won’t Say Why

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Police shot and killed a man Wednesday morning who was carrying a samurai sword, but they’re not offering many details about what happened.

 

Cops Claim Man With Fake Sword Attacked Them, So They Killed Him — Autopsy Shows Cops Shot Him In The Back

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Darrien Hunt, 22, was gunned down by Utah’s Saratoga Springs Police on Wednesday for allegedly lunging at police officers with a sword. Problem is, the sword was a toy, witnesses accounts entirely contradict the official story, and a new independent autopsy conducted at the request of the family has shown that all bullets entered him from behind.

 

17-Yr-Old In Critical Condition After Cops Taze Him Because His Window Broke

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Family and friends are questioning the use of force by Independence police after a struggle with an officer sent a 17-year-old to the hospital. The officer used a stun gun on the teenager who is now in critical condition.

 

Dozens of Indiana residents arrested for harvesting ginseng plants too early

Dried ginseng roots.  (Source: Fotalia / Stephanie Fray)

A number of Hoosiers are facing charges and potential jail-time for merely possessing ginseng plants without government permission.

 

 

Police Sergeant Arrested For Trafficking Oxycodone Stolen From Evidence Locker

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Police Sgt. William Grimmich of Sebastian, Florida was recently arrested for stealing oxycodone from an evidence room at the department and selling it back onto the street.  The 45-year-old police officer was a 25-year veteran of the department, and is currently being held in jail waiting to post a $150,000 bail.

 

The Angel Clark Show talked with Lyn Ulbricht, mother of the alleged founder of the Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht. Ross is accused of being Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR), and is currently sitting in a cage, awaiting trial. Hear what his mother had to say about the Government’s charges here:

 

Cop Told Accused Sex Offenders A New State Law Meant He Had To Take Their Pictures Nude

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A police officer in Wise County, Texas was arrested this week after it was discovered that he tricked accused sex offenders into stripping naked and posing for pictures while they were in police custody.

 

Cop Caught Threatening Woman Filming Rough Arrest Of Terminally Ill Man

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Police in West Virginia were caught on video violently arresting a terminally ill man they believed to be drunkenly abusing his children.

 

School Cops Received Military Rifles, Grenade Launchers, Armored Vehicles

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School police in several California public school districts are ready for anything — including, apparently, a small invasion.

 

FBI Facial Recognition System Is Now Fully Operational

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According to MyFoxNY, the Federal Bureau of Investigation just launched its Next Generation Identification program, which is made up of two databases called Rap Back and Interstate Photo System. The Interstate Photo System facial recognition service, according to a press release by the FBI, “will provide the nation’s law enforcement community with an investigative tool that provides an image-searching capability of photographs associated with criminal identities.” Rap Back delivers criminal record status updates on individual suspects of interest who might have found themselves on the wrong side of the law in other jurisdictions. The above-embedded animated video by NMA News Direct breaks down some of the details of the program.

 

Six Prison Officers Jailed And Fired For Setting Up Inmate Beating, Lying About It

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A corrections officer lied when he said an inmate spit in his face to justify a brutal beating last month at a Florida prison, investigators said.

 

Cop Won’t Be Charged Despite Video Proving She Lied About Seeing Illegal Strip Searches

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Six Milwaukee police officers who were being investigated for obstructing an inquiry into illegal cavity searches will not be facing charges.

 

Cops Often Drop Rape Cases Unless Victims Tell Them To Investigate

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Prosecutors in Florida routinely drop their examination of rape claims unless the alleged victim explicitly agrees to an investigation.

 

‘Django Unchained’ Actress Detained By Cops Because They Assumed She Was A Hooker

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An African-American actress and her white boyfriend have accused two Studio City policemen of detaining her after watching her make out with him, believing she was a prostitute with a client.

Witnesses: ‘Django Unchained’ Actress And Boyfriend Having Sex In Car Before Police Arrived

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In police audio provided to TMZ, actress Danièle Watts, who was detained over the weekend by Los Angeles police officers on suspicion of being a prostitute, can be heard refusing to provide police with identification after officers were called by a witnesses in a nearby office stating the actress and her boyfriend were having sex in a car on the street.

 

Chicago Bans Smoking And Vaping In Almost 600 Parks — Because That’s Going To Fix The Problems Of The City

Chicagoans won’t be able to light a cigarette, or use a vaporizer at the city’s 580 parks under a ban approved Wednesday by the Chicago Park District.

 

Cop Won’t Be Charged After Killing Police K-9, Left In Hot Patrol Car Overnight

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A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy won’t be charged after leaving his K-9 partner overnight in a patrol car, where the dog died.

 

Watch Warrantless Police Raid On Bar: ‘If You’re Clean, You Get To Go Out The Front Door’

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Police raided a Louisville bar Tuesday night, and a video posted on YouTube shows police searching patrons and employees before allowing them to leave.

 

Teen May Get 2 Years For Pic Of Fake Oral Sex With Jesus (PHOTO)

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Will this boy get punished for coming to Jesus? A Pennsylvania teen may face up to two years behind bars for allegedly taking a photo of himself simulating oral sex with a statue of Jesus, Kron 4 reports.

 

Tested After 14 Years, Rape Kit Incriminates Ex-Cop Who Now Works At Kids Home

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A former Memphis police officer has been charged with raping a crime victim 14 years after the assault occurred.

 

Detective, Intimidated For Testifying Against Police, Resigns

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Baltimore City Detective Joe Crystal has chosen to leave the police force after being intimidated by fellow officers and ignored by the police commissioner.

 

Cop Won’t Be Charged In Videotaped Beating Of Girlfriend

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A Honolulu police officer with a history of domestic violence won’t be charged in a videotaped apparent assault on his girlfriend.

 

Man Who Called 911 In Ohio Walmart Shooting Changes His Story After Viewing Video That Contradicts Him

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Some questions have emerged about the witness account that led to the fatal shooting of a man carrying a toy gun inside a Walmart store in Ohio.

 

 

Ignorance Of The Law: Vice Principal Illegally Arrested For Bringing Permitted Gun To School

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A California school administrator who was arrested last month after bringing a gun to school has sued the city of Bakersfield and its police department.

 

Pentagon Official Doesn’t Know Why Local Police Need The Bayonets Feds Gave Them

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The Defense Department official who oversees the program that has sent billions of dollars’ worth of military-style equipment to local police over the past several years couldn’t come up with a reason that cops on the streets need bayonets during a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

 

Marine Says Ferguson Police Dressed Like ‘They Were Fighting The Battle Of The Century’

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In the days following the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, law enforcement used weapons usually seen in wartime, like smoke bombs, rubber bullets and stun grenades, against protesters.

 

Outrage and Calls for Change Follow Ferguson Officials Into Council Meeting

The first Ferguson City Council meeting since the police killing of Michael Brown one month ago erupted on Tuesday into an outpouring of grievances — accusations of racism, police harassment and government incompetence — as hundreds of residents made angry appeals for change.

 

Two innocent men spend 30 years in prison for murder they didn’t commit

Henry McCollum photographed from his cell on North Carolina's death row.  (Source:  Travis Long / Raleigh News & Observer / McClatchy-Tribune)

Following three decades in prison, two brothers — one being North Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate — have been exonerated of a murder conviction using DNA evidence.

 

Authorities seize Philadelphia couple’s home following son’s first drug offense

Christos Sourovelis comforts his wife, Markela, after their family is made homeless by Philadelphia authorities.  (Source: AP)

A couple and their two daughters were booted from their home without warning following their son’s first-time arrest over $40 worth of drugs.   The homeowners were never accused of wrongdoing or charged with a crime.

 

 

Cops Beat & Kidnap 12-yo Girl in Front of her Home, Claiming She was a Prostitute
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When her mother and father came outside after hearing her cries for help she was desperately holding a tree with one arm while plainclothes officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.

 

 

Man Tries to Inform Cops that his Son is Autistic, So he is Assaulted, Tased, and Arrested
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All charges have been dropped against Roy Sherman, the man who was tased, arrested and charged with assaulting a deputy, all for trying to inform officers his son was autistic during a routine traffic stop in Marion County.

 

 

Cop Watched as Woman’s Kids Taken at Gunpoint, Ignored Her Cries for Help, Drove Off
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A Dallas police officer is on administrative leave and could actually be fired for ignoring the pleas of a mother whose children were kidnapped at gunpoint.

 

 

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Palm Beach County Sheriff Employees Pacheco and Rivera Laugh About Mistreament

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

This post was shared via CopBlock.org/Submit by Jill Marie Wardle who had a not-too-savory interaction with Palm Beach County Sheriff employees Pacheco and Rivera on July 16, 2014.

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I was pulled over for an inappropriate tag display.

I immediately dialed my attorney before I pulled over and she was on speakerphone. I informed deputies Rivera and Pacheco that my lawyer was on speakerphone. (My reason for the lawyer being on the phone before pulling over? I had been warned of several dirty deputies that worked distict 5).

As soon as I went into my purse for my license they noticed my LEGAL prescriptions and it was then that I was informed that I was under arrest for my license being suspended – imagine that, another error from the Palm Beach county Clerks Office. I mean what the hell, they already have had me declared dead and are withholding 30,000 in back child support.

I was taken out of the truck and slammed against it even though i was extremely compliant. Pacheco then put me in the cop car with no ventilation or AC in 85-degree weather for approximately one-hour. They went through my belongings without consent and counted my prescription pills all while the temp in the vehicle reached approximately 180-degrees. Pacheco was kind enough to come up to the window at one point and snidely remark “Oh you are still breathing, so you are ok?” and laughed.

Eventually I was placed into Rivera’s car and he too kept the windows closed until one-minute before we reached the jail. Rivera took great delight in radioing ahead that i was combative so that I was jumped on by five extremely large women and men that seemed to take great delight in this.

They all high-fived one another like they had just scored a touchdown by jumping on a middle aged woman with a blown rotator cuff and 12 herniated disks. Eventually a gentleman came down and said he saw the video and was not happy with the way I was treated. He informed me that Rivera and Pacheco are known for hotboxing people. So many are concerned with the way terrorists are treated at Guantanamo and I truly believe those people should be concerned with what goes on here.

I had no intentions of suing the department until now. I will be back at Internal Affairs department first thing in the morning to press formal charges and then proceed to sue the shit out of these deputies that are a stain to the badge. Oh and by the way – I do so hope Pacheco and Rivera enjoyed the big ass legal prescription bottle of percocet they stole.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Outfit

Known Florida-Based Police Accountability Groups

 

 

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Welcome New Groups in Florida, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington!

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Decentralization is key. Why? Because it means ideas are spread and connections are made on the ground level, with no approval sought or obtained. In stark contrast to the closed, top-down structure of those who seek to perpetuate the paradigm that says some have the “legal” right to extort others, this growing network is a game-changer.

That’s why I’m happy to announce that the groups below are now included on the map and list at CopBlock.org/Groups

If you’re in the areas where these groups are active, take the time to reach out and give them some love. And even better – get involved.

FLORIDA

Lake County Cop Block

Facebook / HappyPlanetHydro352@yahoo.com

You guys asked, and we responded!! 
Lake County FL Cop Block is now up and running

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Panhandle Cop Block

Facebook / PanhandleCopBlock@gmail.com

Our mission at Panhandle Cop Block is to expose the brutality, contempt, waste and fraud committed by the state through their enforcers, the police, by documenting and sharing our encounters.

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OHIO

Belmont County Cop Block

Facebook / Youtube

All are welcome to share video, pictures, and stories of your encounters with police. My hope is that we can grow to a noticeable size and keep our local police, sheriffs, and highway patrol in check by flexing our rights to document police activity through video and photos.

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OREGON

Gladstone Cop Block

website / Facebook

Gladstone Oregon Chapter of CopBlock dedicated to bringing police accountability and exposing corruption. we document police in public.
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WASHINGTON

Peaceful Streets Lewis County

Facebook / PeacefulStreetsLewisCounty@gmail.com

Peaceful Streets Lewis County is part of a grass roots organization seeking to bring greater awareness to police accountability and educating the public.

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Police Violation Caught On Camera! Broward County, FL

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

The text and video below were shared by Michel Martins via CopBlock.org/Submit

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A group of South Florida filmmakers who were violently arrested for video recording from a public observation deck on a beach last year produced an impressive investigative documentary of their ordeal, documenting everything from their arrest to the ensuing coverup by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office where authorities went as far as intimidating a business owner into getting rid of a surveillance video camera that had captured the incident as well as deleting footage from cameras they had confiscated from the men.

From the video description:

This is the main reason why we stopped making videos for a while… All charges against us were dropped but we’re still affected by this incident and believe justice should be served… We still haven’t gotten compensated for the damaged equipment and also lost three months of work since all of our equipment got seized. We need a civil rights attorney who can help us with this case. Please email us if you if have any info that could help in any way. Thanks for watching!

Broward County Sheriff’s Outfit

Known Florida-Based Police Accountability Groups

 

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