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Cop Who Shoved Protester Has History Of Using Force, Records Show

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Sun-Sentinel
Steven Pohorence pushed a protester that was kneeled on the ground.

The Fort Lauderdale police officer relieved of duty for shoving a kneeling protester duringSunday’s demonstrations has a history of violent arrests, often carried out at gunpoint, police records show.

In every single use of force, Internal Affairs investigators from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department found Steven Pohorence’s actions consistent with department policy.

During his four years with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Pohorence has been involved in at least 14 violent arrests, brawls that ended with him or other officers punching or using stun guns on people who resisted, records from the department’s Internal Affairs office show.