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Florida Sheriff could lose his police certification after commitee finds probable cause

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Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony


Lisa J. Huriash

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Broward’s sheriff could lose his police certification, officials said Tuesday.

A state Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Probable Cause Determination Hearing occurred Tuesday on 80 cases, including Sheriff Gregory Tony.

“The three-member Commission panel determined there is probable cause for continuing,” said Dana Kelly, spokesperson for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

That means the committee will review Tony’s case in August to decide if he loses his law enforcement certification.

If he loses his certification, he loses the ability to act as a law enforcement officer in Florida. It has no bearing on him retaining the role of Broward Sheriff, however, since a civilian can hold the elected position.

Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Tony, a former Coral Springs police sergeant, in January 2019 to the job.

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