| Jul 7, 2014
In one city, dozens of rape kits were misplaced by cops for years, allowing at least one rapist time to strike again. In another, two veteran officers stand accused of raping a woman while on duty, with GPS records showing both at the site.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Two high-ranking police officials placed on paid leave in September are back at work, but not at police headquarters.
Assistant Chief Ken Haberland and Maj. Norris Redding were relieved of duty and placed on paid leave after an audit of the Hollywood...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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 16, 2014
They are forever going to be linked by the most horrid of tragedies.
But John Walsh and Don Ryce should also forever be linked for the changes in attitudes they brought to Florida and the nation. The two of them might have changed the thinking of regular...
| 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...