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  • 130 Coral Springs Police Officers Responded to School Shooting, chief says (FL)

    02/26/2018 4:20:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    Local 10.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Bob Norman
    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - While the Broward Sheriff's Office has handled the forensic investigation into the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last week, it was another police agency's officers that were the first to rush into the building to save those who had been shot. About 130 cops from the Coral Springs Police Department responded to the shooting at the school, which borders the city and is about three miles from the station, Police Chief Anthony Pustizzi told Local 10 News in an exclusive interview. Roughly 40 of those officers rushed into the building, where 23 victims were carried...
  • 74 Lawmakers Call On Florida Gov. To ‘Immediately’ Suspend Broward County Sheriff

    02/25/2018 8:11:25 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 88 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | February 25th, 2018
  • Florida Governor Asks State’s Top Cop to Probe School-Shooting Response

    02/25/2018 12:10:29 PM PST · by abb · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 25, 2018 | Joseph De Avila
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott asked the state’s law-enforcement commissioner Sunday to immediately investigate the response to the deadly school shooting last week in Parkland. Mr. Scott’s move comes as Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he was further investigating his officers’ handling of the shooting as criticism mounts that the agency failed to stop the gunman. The law-enforcement commissioner is Rick Swearingen, who was appointed to the post in 2014 and has more than 30 years of experience in the state and capitol-police agencies Detectives with the sheriff’s office are reviewing claims from officers in nearby Coral Springs Police Department...
  • Security Camera Confusion Misled Officers During Parkland School Tragedy: Police

    For almost a half-hour after a school shooter dropped his assault-style rifle and escaped Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, police officers thought they were seeing his actions live on the school's security system. They soon realized the images were tape delayed, which Coral Springs Police Chief Tony Pustizzi told the South Florida Sun Sentinel made a chaotic situation more confusing. The 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz was captured an hour later in a neighborhood about 2 miles from the school where 17 people died Feb. 14. The newspaper reports police transmissions show that police initially couldn't get to security cameras. Sheriff...
  • Student Reveals Broward Sheriff Resource Officer Hid Behind Staircase, Pointed Gun At “Nothing”

    02/24/2018 9:13:27 AM PST · by dennisw · 140 replies
    Senior Brandon Huff rushed to the building where the shooting was taking place when he found out his girlfriend was inside. She texted me, ‘There is a shooter in the room. I love you,’ so I freaked out. I dropped everything in my hands,” Huff said. […] “The school resource officer was behind a stairwell wall, just standing there, and he had his gun drawn, and he was just pointing it at the building,” Huff said. “Shots started going off inside, and you could hear them going off over and over again.” […] “He was pointing his gun at nothing....
  • Coral Springs police "blew past" Broward Sheriff's to get to shooter.

    02/24/2018 8:35:57 AM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 227 replies
    Jim Defede - Twitter ^ | Feb 24, 2018 | Jim Defede
    DEVELOPING: Sources familiar with events surrounding the shooting tell @CBSMiami that when Coral Springs police arrived within minutes of the shooting call, they found not only the BSO School Resource Officer outside the school taking up a defensive position but at least three other @browardsheriff deputies who were waiting outside the school. The Coral Springs officers were told by BSO officers on the scene to wait, but the Coral Springs officers blew past them and immediately entered the building.These events were first reported by @CNN. A spokeswoman for @browardsheriff and @ScottJIsrael confirms they are investigating if BSO deputies waited while...
  • Four sheriff’s deputies hid during Florida school shooting

    02/23/2018 7:12:18 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 54 replies
    NYP ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | Ruth Brown
    Four armed officers and years of warnings did nothing to stop Nikolas Cruz from massacring 17 people at a high school. Not one but four sheriff’s deputies hid behind cars instead of storming Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Fla., during Wednesday’s school shooting, police claimed Friday — as newly released records revealed the Broward County Sheriff’s Office had received at least 18 calls about the troubled teen over the past decade. Sources from Coral Springs, Fla., Police Department tell CNN that when its officers arrived on the scene Wednesday, they were shocked to find three Broward County Sheriff’s deputies...
  • Sources: Coral Springs police upset at some [3 more] Broward deputies for not entering school

    02/23/2018 2:32:38 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 160 replies
    MSN ^ | 2-23-18 | Gerald Herbert
    When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff's deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.
  • Dispute Over Restaurant Bill Results in SoFla Brawl

    12/17/2014 3:39:42 AM PST · by Islander7 · 31 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | By Cherine Akbari
    A fight over a bill at a popular South Florida restaurant spiraled into a brawl Sunday, as angry patrons hurled glass mugs, chairs and Christmas ornaments in a melee that left a waiter hospitalized, police say. ---- snip When police arrived, the party that had started the fight left the restaurant and were outside in the parking lot. Multiple witnesses identified several of the patrons as being involved in the brawl, including 29-year-old Roosevelt LaGuerre, 29-year-old Claude Galland, 25-year-old Eurasha Fonseca and 19-year-old Abby Gay Thompson.
  • Plantation officer loses take-home car privilege for 10 days after speeding complaint

    06/14/2014 4:49:16 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | June 13, 2014 | Lisa J. Huriash
    A police officer lost his take-home car for 10 days after not activating equipment that would have showed whether he was speeding, according to newly released Internal Affairs records. A Coral Springs resident filed a complaint saying he saw Officer Justin Miller, 38, speeding in his Plantation police cruiser east on the Sawgrass Expressway between Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs and a Florida's Turnpike toll on Nov. 12. The resident said he followed the police car and caught Miller going 85 mph and 65 mph through the toll plaza. The speed limits are 65 mph and 25 mph, respectively....
  • Former FBI agent missing in Iran

    04/03/2007 6:40:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 1,225+ views
    yahoo news/AP ^ | Apr. 3, 2007
    Former FBI agent missing in Iran By PAT MILTON, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK - An American who disappeared in Iran while on a business trip is a former FBI agent in New York and Florida known as a meticulous investigator and an expert in busting Italian and Russian mobsters. The retired agent was identified as Robert Levinson, 59, of Coral Springs, Fla., a U.S. official familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday. He was last heard from around March 11 while in a coastal area of southern Iran, where he was working for an independent filmmaker,...
  • Coral Springs waitress skimmed customers' credit cards, police said

    05/05/2012 4:05:35 PM PDT · by dennisw · 56 replies
    .orlandosentinel. ^ | May 5, 2012 | By Erika Pesantes,
    A waitress was caught skimming customers' credit cards at a Chili's restaurant in Coral Springs and police suspect there are more victims. Germithe Geffrard, 23, was charged with possession of a scanning device, which she admitted to hiding in her apron and using as often as possible during each shift, police said. She obtained about 50 credit card numbers while working at the restaurant at 1650 University Dr., Coral Springs Lt. Joe McHugh said Saturday. Police investigated after several customers complained about the fraudulent activity taking place between February and April, he said. Geffrard admitted she had skimmed customers' credit...
  • Iran May Consider American's Request

    08/05/2007 6:27:12 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 456+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 05, 2007
    Iran May Consider American's Request August 05, 2007 Associated Press Nasser Karimi TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's Foreign Ministry said Sunday it would consider allowing the wife of an American man who vanished in Iran earlier this year to visit the Islamic country to search for him. "The request has not officially been relayed to us yet. If it is conveyed, we will review it," ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told reporters. On Thursday, Christine Levinson, the wife of missing former FBI agent Robert Levinson said she was planning to travel to Iran in search of her husband even though she...
  • Senator: Missing American in secret prison in Iran

    01/13/2009 7:30:28 PM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies · 1,143+ views
    yahoo/AP ^ | Jan 13, 2009
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A U.S. senator revealed Tuesday that he believes a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran nearly two years ago is being held in a secret prison there. Sen. Bill Nelson shed new light on the disappearance of Robert Levinson during a confirmation hearing for Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington. Levinson, of Coral Springs, Fla., was last seen on Iran's Kish island in March 2007 where he had gone to seek information for a client of his security firm.
  • Boca Islamic Group Under Scrutiny for Neo-Nazi Ties (TROP™ and homegrown fascists)

    04/16/2005 11:27:04 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 13 replies · 797+ views
    The Boca Raton [FL] News ^ | April 16, 2005 | Sean Salai
    A new Islamic advocacy group in Boca Raton is under scrutiny for its ties to William W. Baker, a former chairman of the neo-Nazi political party of presidential candidate David Duke who was run out of town last year when he attempted to speak at Florida Atlantic University. Local Jewish and civic leaders said Friday they were alarmed that the Assadiq Islamic Education Foundation, whose headquarters are listed at 831 E. Palmetto Park Road in Boca, had invited Baker back to Boca as featured speaker at an April 30 banquet at the Boca Marriott. Invited by Muslim students to speak...