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Unions Want Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony To Rehire Exonerated Deputy

Four local unions are demanding Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony rehire exonerated BSO Deputy Christopher Krickovich. Last week, a Broward County jury found Krickovich not guilty on a battery charge surrounding the April 2019 arrest of Delucca Rolle in Tamarac. On Sunday, the International Union of Police Associations (I.U.P.A.) Local 6020, the Federation of Public Employees (FOPE), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 4321, and the Fraternal Order of Police- Broward Sheriff’s Lodge (FOP), called on Tony to give Krickovich due process.

In addition to the jury verdict, an internal review showed Krickovich did not violate any BSO policy governing excessive use of force. Despite these findings, Tony refused to reinstate Krickovich.

“The Broward Sheriff’s Office maintains an unwavering commitment to holding all employees accountable. Under my administration we will never be an organization that finds excessive force tolerable. That standard has been set at the Broward Sheriff’s Office and will not change. Independent criminal investigations or convictions of former employees do not supersede BSO’s administrative policies, standards, or expectations.”

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony July 25, 2022

On Sunday, the unions responded to Tony:

The evidence and circumstances surrounding Christopher Krickovich’s incident are overwhelming that he has committed no wrong doing of the law or BSO’s Use of Force policy. The PSC after reviewing the Internal Affairs report and BSO’s Training Division concluded that there was no violation of BSO’s Use of Force policy or the law. A jury comprised of the citizens of Broward County, that make up the very community which we protect and serve have come to the same conclusion of the PSC and BSO’s Training Division and delivered a verdict of not guilty for Christopher Krickovich.
Sheriff Tony, on behalf of the I.U.P.A. Local 6020, FOPE, IAFF Local 4321, and the FOP Broward Sheriff’s Lodge, based on everything considered we respectfully ask that you honor due process for all employees and reinstate Christopher Krickovich to the position of Deputy Sheriff immediately

—IUPA letter July 31, 2022

Additional Body Camera Footage Shows Rude Pompano Beach Vice Mayor Beverly Perkins Telling Second Police Officer “I Can’t Think Of Anything I Could Be Doing Wrong”

Second Bodycam Footage of Beverly Perkins

Additional body camera footage obtained by REDBROWARD shows Pompano Beach Vice Mayor Beverly Perkins telling a second Fort Lauderdale Police Officer, “I can’t think of anything I could be doing wrong.” Last week, REDBROWARD was first to report an April 6, 2022 incident where Fort Lauderdale Police stopped Perkins for speeding. The incident took place just after 10:00 PM in the parking lot of the Sunland Food Mart on East Sunrise Boulevard.

In the first body camera footage, Perkins told the police officer, ““I am Vice Mayor Beverly Perkins of the City of Pompano Beach. Y’all need to find something better to fucking do.”

The footage posted by REDBROWARD went viral. National outlets such as the New York Post exposed Perkins’ rude and unprofessional behavior.

In the second video, Beverly Perkins starts loudly playing her music as the first officer returned to his patrol car. The second officer stood on the passenger side of Perkins white Audi SUV. The passenger side window was rolled down.

After four minutes, Beverly Perkins began talking to the second officer. Perkins’ initial comments were obscured by her loud music and road noise. But it appears Perkins is saying something about the City of Pompano Beach.

After turning down the volume of her radio Perkins said, “I can’t think of anything I could be doing wrong.” The Officer replied, “ok.” Then, Perkins asked the officer for his name.

After getting the officer’s name, Perkins raised the volume of her radio. It appeared as though Perkins typed the officer’s name into her phone.

Last week, Perkins told REDBROWARD, “With all due respect. I never cursed or said that to the officer. I respect the law and he was just doing his job. The officer never issued me anything in writing. He just asked me to slow down and I did.

The videos show Beverly Perkins was not respectful to either police officer.