(Photo Courtesy: BSO)
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel is investigating two deputy involved shootings in Pompano Beach in the past four days…but he is now turning over the investigation to the FDLE.
During a community meeting last night to discuss Friday’s deputy-involved shooting of a black man, 55-year old Gregory Frazier in Pompano Beach as well as yesterday’s deputy involved shooting also in Pompano Beach, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel announced that the agency will no longer investigate shootings involving their own employees.
Yesterday’s shooting happening in the 800 block of Hammondville Road in Pompano Beach. BSO said the deputy got out of his marked cruiser for a routine traffic stop when the suspect backed into his vehicle.. Once this happened, the deputy dove back into his car in fear for his life according to Sheriff Scott Israel. Then, another deputy fired at least one round at the assailant…who was hit in the shoulder. The deputy was not shot but did suffer minor injuries.
Friday, Deputies were called to a domestic disturbance in Pompano Beach backyard… When deputies arrived at the scene, they found Gregory Frazier with a knife and according to the BSO and the 9-1-1 calls. Two deputies opened fire, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses report the officers were white, but Sheriff Israel says one was white and one black. He also said they were not wearing body cameras. Witnesses say at least one deputy was wearing a camera.
Broward State Attorney Michael Satz also attended the meeting, where he announced he will call for an outside prosecutor to look into the case of Gregory Frazier because one of the family members works in his office. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel will be a guest on the Drive at 5 tonight at 5:05…