Twane Dobard remembers the moment that he knew his life was about to change. It was January 27, 2014. Dobard says his roommate told him that his name and face were plastered on the news and he was being called a person of interest in the stabbing death of a Canadian tourist.
A big and bold billboard, paid for by retired officers, says Hollywood is number one in Broward–number one for homicide, that is. A banner plane was also used to get the message out.
Fed up with shrinking paychecks and stalled contract talks, Hollywood police officers have asked their union to put together a package on a possible merger with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
At a recent community meeting, Hollywood residents told city leaders and police brass they did not feel safe in their homes.
The Vice President of the Broward County Police Benevolent Association said the officers caught on cell phone video taking down a Broward county teenager did nothing wrong.
Meredith Tisch was visibly upset when the City of Hollywood gave her and 12 other rookie officers pink slips last June. Budget cuts were to blame.
Hollywood fire fighters and cops are fighting mad over the decision to force them to take a 12 and a half percent pay cut and a change in their pensions.
More than a dozen Hollywood police officers will soon be out of a job after the city informed them that the positions had been eliminated due to a budget shortfall.