Thursday, November 29, 2007

Broward deputy reportedly stabbed herself, faked attack

The following is a correction to a story run in the Sun-Sentinel dated November 29, 2007.

"...A Broward sheriff's patrol sergeant lied when she claimed an assailant stabbed her on Sunday but won't face any criminal charges or discipline from the agency, officials said Wednesday."

CORRECTION: BSO Internal Affairs will be looking into this. Filing a false report is a serious violation of policy. Punishment for filing a false report can include termination of the employee.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Homeland Security grants used to buy gym gear

The following is a correction to a story run in the Miami Herald dated November 6, 2007. The story was a rehash of an original report that aired on WFOR-TV November 5, 2007.

"...Broward County firefighters have $86,410 worth of weight machines, treadmills and exercise equipment that were paid for by federal money that FEMA sent to the former Lauderdale Lakes fire department. ..."

CORRECTION: The amount spent on the exercise equipment was not $86,410. The amount was only $6,410. The remaining $80,000 was spent on the following:

A generator, rescue saws, hose nozzels, rescue tools, ladders, hoses, a rescue stair chair, fire extinguishers, axes, pry bars, hammers, lighting, crow bars, other specialized rescue equipment as well as over $20,000 of the total that was spent on repairs to the fire house.

All this information was contained in a detailed spreadsheet that was given to WFOR reporter Stephen Stock, but incorrectly reported in the Miami Herald. That spreadsheet is available for download from the BSO Media Relations section of our website,