SHERIFF RESPONDS TO USE-OF-FORCE ALLEGATION

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 19-5-16

Date: May 13, 2019

In response to a use-of-force allegation made by an attorney representing the family of a student at Blanche Ely High School, Sheriff Gregory Tony held a news conference Monday afternoon. 

The incident in question took place on February 21, while the student attended the school.  The Broward Sheriff’s Office first learned of the family’s complaint following their media announcement this morning.  The family never filed a complaint with BSO.  Upon learning of the allegations, we conducted a prompt cursory review of the evidence in the case.  

You can watch Sheriff Gregory Tony’s press briefing where he addresses the findings below: 

 
 




















You can read the deputy’s incident report through this link:
https://app.box.com/s/0f6jawigp60qmvrbeh5aj3sb4sr75l9s

Sheriff Tony is steadfast on his commitment to transparency and accountability.

THIS REPORT BY:
Keyla Concepción
5/13/19  2100