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BSO detective accused of not fully investigating sex crimes, threatening a victim with deportation

A veteran Broward Sheriff’s detective was arrested Tuesday on charges of official misconduct and extortion after an investigation found he had falsified information in numerous sex crime cases and closed the cases without fully investigating them, the Sheriff’s Office said. Det. Demetrious Campbell, 48, has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2002. He is now suspended without pay, and investigators are reviewing many of his cases, Veda Coleman-Wright, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, said in a news release Tuesday evening. Concerns about Campbell surfaced in early April after a sexual...

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83-year-old cyclist killed in crash with garbage truck on Florida’s Turnpike

A garbage truck slammed into an 83-year-old bicyclist on Florida’s Turnpike in Davie early Friday morning, killing him, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The accident occurred a little after 5 a.m., when the 83-year-old man from Lauderhill was riding his bicycle southbound in the outside travel lane of the turnpike, south of Interstate 595, according to an FHP media release. The roadway is a “limited access facility,” and riding a bicycle there is illegal. A 48-year old man from Lauderdale Lakes was driving the garbage truck southbound in the same lane when he hit the rear end of the bicycle,...

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Driver injured in possible road rage shooting on I-95 in Broward

A driver was met with a spray of bullets while merging onto Interstate 95 in Oakland Park during Friday morning rush hour, according to Florida Highway Patrol. A little before 9 a.m., FHP received a call about a “possible road rage incident resulting in a shooting,” according to a media release. The driver was merging onto the highway from Oakland Park Boulevard in a gray Chevy, heading north, when a person inside a black Honda Civic with a temporary license plate shot at the Chevy multiple times, hitting the passenger side. The shooter then fled. The driver survived largely unscathed, but had...

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