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Tamarac Vice Mayor Elberg Mike Gelin Bashes Police Officers When Asked About Crime At Kings Point Debate, Fails To Tell Seniors He Only Wants Thirty Deputies Patrolling City

Elberg Mike Gelin Wants To Defund The Police. Will That Make Tamarac Safer?

Gelin said 107 deputies were not needed to protect a safe city like Tamarac. Gelin felt Tamarac needed just 30 or 40 police officers.

July 2020

Crime is the number one issue on voters’ minds heading into the November elections. Case in point, crime was the very first question at last week’s Tamarac mayoral debate at the Kings Point community. Elberg Mike Gelin debated popular incumbent Mayor Michelle Gomez in front of hundreds of energized senior citizens.

With sixty percent of Broward cities safer than Tamarac, a debate moderator asked the candidates how they would address crime rates and street violence in the city. Mayor Gomez praised the efforts of the men and women of Broward Sheriffs Office (BSO) who protect the residents of Tamarac. She noted the most recent statistics show a decrease in crime. Gomez said she would continue to work with BSO to make Tamarac even safer.

Gelin waved around a copy of February 2022 police survey which showed eighty-one members of BSO worked for the city. Gelin stated the Tamarac officers “don’t have a great reputation.” He said police officers would rather work in Plantation or Boca Raton than Tamarac.

In her rebuttal, Mayor Gomez stated the Tamarac officers were “not treated properly” and should be respected.

In September 2019, Gelin made national headlines when he embarrassed a BSO deputy during an awards ceremony. Gelin recognized Deputy Joshua Gallardo as the man who arrested him in during a 2015 incident.

“Joshua Gallardo, can you come down for a second? It is good to see you again,” Gelin said. “You probably don’t remember me, but you are the police officer who falsely arrested me four years ago. You lied on the police report. I believe you are a rogue police officer. You’re a bad police officer, and you don’t deserve to be here.”

In July 2020, REDBROWARD revealed Gelin attended a meeting of local radicals supporting a “Defund The Police” movement in Broward.

Gelin and other Broward elected official spoke during the “Reimagining Public Safety” webinar was hosted by Broward Dream Defenders, Black Lives Matter Broward and the Broward Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). These same groups organized protests in downtown Fort Lauderdale and all across Broward. REDBROWARD previously exposed how these groups urged followers to read books by Mao and Stalin. In another webinar, the host revealed the groups’ goals are the abolition of police departments, the abolition of prisons and the elimination of the Broward State Attorney’s Office.

Elberg Mike Gelin explained his long-term plans to defund police which included ending a contract with the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO). Gelin said 107 deputies were not needed to protect a safe city like Tamarac. Gelin felt Tamarac needed just 30 or 40 police officers.

Gelin said drunk drivers should be ticketed and sent home in an Uber instead of being arrested. Gelin claimed the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school could have been avoided if they defunded the police.

Unsurprisingly, Vice Mayor Gelin did not discuss his views at the Kings Point debate.

Does Gelberg really think firing 50 BSO deputies will make Tamarac safer?

Does it sound like Elberg Mike Gelin really cares about crime in Tamarac?

A “Not Gelin” Sign Pops Up In Tamarac

Nancy Metayer Doesn’t Want To Discuss Plans To Defund Coral Springs Police Department

City Commission candidate Nancy Metayer did not want to discuss her plans to “divert previously allocated funds from” the Coral Springs Police Department aka “Defund The Police.” REDBROWARD tried to interview Metayer, a far-left climate scientist, at early voting on Monday. Metayer produced a campaign video denying claims she called for defunding the police.

The Coral Springs Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) provided handouts to voters highlighting Metayer’s radical views on police reform as well as her support from outside progressive sources.

Earlier this month, REDBROWARD revealed nearly 90% of Metayer’s campaign contributions come from sources outside the City of Coral Springs. This includes contributions from Black Lives Matter (BLM) leaders, progressive groups and left-wing politicians such as Broward Mayor Dale Holness, Tamarac Commissioner Mike Gelin and Plantation Councilwoman Denise Horland.

In her video, Metayer claims to be the “public safety” candidate. Metayer told REDBROWARD she would not take funds from the police budget but instead from a capital improvements fund. Metayer refused to discuss the matter any further.

Last week, the Coral Springs FOP produced a video of Nancy Metayer speaking at a June 17, 2020 commission meeting.

Metayer said she wanted to “divert funds previously allocated to [Coral Springs Police Department].” She said the funds would be used to hire unarmed crisis workers.

Does that sound like “defund the police” to you?

Nancy Metayer mail piece from Coral Springs FOP
Nancy Metayer mail piece from Coral Springs FOP
Nancy Metayer