| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:17 PM
According to the Federal Trade Commission, Florida ranked first in the nation for identity theft in 2012, with more than 69,000 reported complaints. In Hollywood alone, there have been more than 200 reports of fraud since June, according to police.
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
For nine years or so, untested rape kits accumulated in a Hollywood police refrigerator. The backlog grew to 94 cases, when new Police Chief Frank Fernandez ordered an audit last summer and the rape kits were discovered.
The Broward crime lab began...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
UPDATE: The Lauderhill event at John Mullins Park was canceled Tuesday morning because heavy weather is expected. A new date will be set, Lauderhill police spokesman Gregory Solowsky said in a release.
Folks will be out in the streets Tuesday night to...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:57 PM
— The DNA evidence implicating a rape suspect languished in a Hollywood police refrigerator for nearly three years.
Investigators finally submitted the DNA for testing earlier this year — one month after suspect Kareem Malcolm was implicated...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
It’s the boxing match that just won’t end – and this time, it’s all about a cheerful email wishing one and all a Happy Father’s Day.
For months, union leader Jeff Marano has criticized the leadership of Hollywood Police...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:18 AM
People driving through Hollywood may start seeing less of those pesky panhandlers.
A new law would allow Hollywood cops to crack down on aggressive panhandlers and anyone soliciting money on the city's busiest streets, including Federal Highway, State...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Hollywood's police chief, the target of recent police union attacks via banner and billboard, had his own message for the public on Wednesday: The streets of Hollywood are safe.
"I don't fly planes with banners on them," said Chief Frank Fernandez,...
| May 3, 2014
| 3:57 PM
A woman was found dead in a Hollywood home early Saturday in what appears to be a domestic dispute after a man in the residence called police for help, authorities said.
Police found the deceased woman and an injured man in the home in the 600 block...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:55 AM
First it was Chad Wagner, the former police chief of Hollywood, who quit and joined Broward Sheriff's Office's ranks, under Sheriff Scott Israel. He's a major in charge of human resources, making $125,043.
Then, during Israel's first year as sheriff, he...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:27 PM
For years, 94 untested rape kits were left sitting in an evidence room refrigerator at the Hollywood Police Department.
The kits, some dating back to 2005, are now in the spotlight as the department's top brass reviews what went wrong and why.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:43 PM
A damning audit of the Hollywood Police Department calls for sweeping changes to the way the agency handles incidents involving use of force, saying those cases have been significantly underreported.
The audit, conducted by an outside consulting firm at...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Visitors to Hollywood beach were treated to a bit of high-flying politics Sunday, compliments of the city's police union.
A small yellow plane with a banner reading "City of Hollywood high crime area. Thanks Chief Fernandez!" buzzed the coastline for...