****WARNING: Video Contains Explicit Language****
July 1st, 2020 Statement from Chief Rick Maglione:
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is in the process of conducting an exhaustive review to include nearly 8000 minutes of body worn camera footage.
This particular exchange, reported by the Miami Herald, is part of that review. We expect an after-action report to be completed within the next 30 days.
The Herald’s story shows only two and half minutes of an 8 minute and 43 second long video. The entire video clearly demonstrates our officers were under attack by a group of people who chose to use violence instead of peace to antagonize the situation. Although the language is extreme, and offensive to some, our officers were dealing with the chaos of a developing situation.