Mike Tucker, president of the Fraternal Order of Police local union, said the state attorney’s decision to drop the case doesn’t alter the facts, and the union “fully supports our officers who remain dedicated to protecting our community.” … [Read more...] about Charges against Fort Lauderdale mayoral campaign worker dropped
According to CNN legal analyst Paul Callan, the law gives Santiago the right to own a gun unless there was some kind of court order requiring involuntary commitment. The federal Gun Control Act bars people from owning a gun if they have been “adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution.” … [Read more...] about Why police returned a gun to the man later accused in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting
Among the attorneys who will be joining Fowler White Boggs from Atkinson Diner Stone Mankuta & Ploucha are a former Florida Bar president, Jesse Diner, and a former state attorney general, Robert Butterworth, the Am Law Daily reports. … [Read more...] about Fowler White Boggs to Expand in South Fla. by Merging with 12-Lawyer Fort Lauderdale Firm
State law says candidates in non-partisan races may not campaign based on party labels. For a memory refresher from the mayoral race, click here. Candidates are allowed to discuss political experience, by the way. But in Guthrie's race, all three candidates are Democrats, anyway. … [Read more...] about Fort Lauderdale candidate touts Democratic label in nonpartisan race
Broward County requires the check and the waiting period, but nothing prevents prospective buyers from meeting sellers at the show, and then conducting a sale away from the event. However, Internet sales by so-called private collectors, which similarly give buyers a way around background checks, would be far easier and would not violate the law if the seller is not within county limits. … [Read more...] about Should Fort Lauderdale end gun shows at the War Memorial Auditorium?