Boward County(FL) Sheriff Tony Gregory ordered all inmates appearing in court will be handcuffed. This comes after a public Defender was clocked by an unshackled defendant.
This policy was put in place by the former Sheriff after the Public Defenders Office demanded that the prisoners NOT be restrained. Saying that it makes them look guilty. Never mind that they are all in yellow jumpsuits
The Sheriff told the Public Defenders that this was a foolish way to handle this matter. No way, the Public defender insisted that those appearing before the judge must not be restrained. OK, but this won’t work.
Sure enough, one of the open and fair minded attorneys got clocked. Three deputies assigned to the proceedings took the violator to the floor. The public defender was treated for a swollen face and a bruised ego. Oh yeah, the public defender said it was the cops fault…they shouldn’t have arrested the goof in the first place. Jeeze, can they get any dumber?
Sure am likin’ this new Sheriff in Boward County. He came from the ranks of the Coral Gables PD. Remember them, they’re the ones that went into MSD high school during the active shooter. Not the school resource officer.
STAY SAFE, BUCKLE UP, WEAR YOUR VEST AND TURN ON YOUR CAMERA!