Tamarac officials demand punishment for deputies in teen’s arrest

Angry Tamarac city commissioners demanded Wednesday that 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 the deputy from any assignments in the city, after 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.”

Cellphone video — which spread nationwide on social media — shows deputies pepper-spraying Rolle, throwing him to the ground and banging his head into the pavement at a McDonald’s near the school.