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

Carline Jean
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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