Broward sheriff: ‘Politics is starting to impact justice’ in teen beating

Angry Tamarac city commissioners Wednesday morning demanded a third deputy involved in the forceful arrest of a Taravella High freshman be forbidden from working in the city.

Commissioners voted 4-1 to ask Broward Sheriff Greg Tony to remove a third deputy from any assignments in the city, although his role isn’t completely known in last week’s high-profile arrest and head banging of 15-year-old DeLucca “Lucca” Rolle.

City spokeswoman Elise Boston said the “city manager will need to review the [Sheriff’s] contract and move forward accordingly.”

Cell phone video — which went viral on social media — shows deputies spraying Rolle, throwing him to the ground and punching his head into the pavement at a McDonald’s near the school.

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