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‘I Fired The Bad Cops.’ Sheriff Gregory Tony Showcases Deputy Terminations In First Campaign Ad

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Carline Jean
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South Florida Sun Sentinel
Sheriff Gregory Tony announces he fired Deputy Jorge Sobrino, who was caught on camera punching a man in the head.

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony has built his reputation as a reformer who isn’t afraid to take on bad cops in his own department.

Now, he’s showcasing his get-tough stance on police brutality in his first campaign ad, which includes footage of his own deputies slamming a teenager’s head to the ground and punching a handcuffed inmate.

The ad highlights how Tony — Broward County’s first black sheriff — acted decisively to fire deputies caught on camera using excessive force. It comes as protesters heap criticism on a criminal justice system that has allowed police officers to commit brutal acts with impunity.

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