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Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony Faces Losing Police Certification In Trial

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Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony is currently embroiled in a trial that could see the Sheriff’s license to be a police officer revoked. The trial centers around finding by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission that Tony repeatedly lied during his application process to become Sheriff of Broward County.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission alleges that Tony concealed that his drivers license had been suspended several times while he was a resident of Florida and Pennsylvania for failure to appear in court.

Tony repeatedly answered “No,” to the question ““Has your driving privilege ever been revoked, suspended or denied in any state?” during the application process.

Tony also concealed that he had shot and killed a man as a child in Pennsylvania, which we will discuss in detail within this post. Tony’s lawyer asserts that the Broward County Sheriff, “did not commit the misconduct alleged and has not violated officer standard.”

During this trial, the Broward County Sheriff’s lawyers called a woman named Sonia Colon to the stand. Colon is a longtime manager with the Florida Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. While answering a line of questioning from FDLE Assistant General Counsel Natalie Alexandra Bielby, Colon revealed that she had had a long ‘romantic relationship’ with Tony, making her a biased witness.

Sonia Colon

By all accounts, it appears that Sheriff Tony is in danger of losing his license to be a police officer.

Gregory Tony is a registered Democrat who shares ties to radical Islamic groups connected to the 9/11 attacks, and Black Lives Matter. The troubled Sheriff has also been previously charged with weapons charges, and murder.

After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting occurred in February of 2018, pressure began to mount against previous Florida Governor Rick Scott to fire then-Broward County Sheriff, Democrat Scott Israel, whose Sheriff’s office made deadly errors in their response to the shooting. 

Despite the fact that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is within the Broward County Sheriff department’s jurisdiction, officers from the nearby Coral Springs Sheriffs Office responded to the scene of the shooting before Broward County arrived. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office even had a school resource officer located in the building on the day that Nikolas Cruz went on his murderous rampage. That officer is named Scot Peterson. He would later be tried in court for hiding in the parking lot behind his police vehicle as the shooting took place, allowing for the murder of 17 innocent people.

Following the tragic mishandling of the Stoneman Douglas shooting, Sheriff Scott Israel appeared on CNN in order to advocate for gun control measures, alienating many Florida voters, and further calling into question the Broward County Sheriff’s offices lack of response to the shooting.

At this time, the 2018 Florida Gubernatorial race was in full swing, and a struggling candidate Ron DeSantis had just received the endorsement of President Donald Trump several months prior. DeSantis campaigned on the promise that he would fire Sheriff Scott Israel if elected.

Upon winning his election, DeSantis followed through on his campaign promise, and fired Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. In his place, DeSantis chose to appoint an individual named Gregory Tony based on the recommendation of Andrew Pollack, a parent of one of the victims of the Stoneman Douglas school shooting.

Tony kneeled with Black Lives Matter protestors in public after the death of George Floyd. See a video of DeSantis appointee Gregory Tony kneeling in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protestors below…

Along with being a supporter of Black Lives Matter, Gregory Tony also shares ties with elements of radical Islam. Tony hosted a ‘9/11 Memorial’ in 2022 that included noted member of the radical Islamic community, Shafayat Mohamed.

Mohamed runs an organization called the ‘Darul Uloom Institute‘, where he taught the convicted terrorist, “Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla. Mohamed has even claimed that he prayed over several of the terrorists who committed the 9/11 terror attacks. See a photo of Tony and Mohamed below…

Gregory Tony has previously been charged with multiple serious criminal offenses in the past, including weapons and drug charges. 

As a 14-year-old, Tony, a resident of Philadelphia at the time, shot and killed his neighbor. He was arrested for murder, and weapons charges. Though he was eventually found not guilty of the charges, several outlets, including the Florida Bulldog, have showed evidence that Tony was wrongfully acquitted of his murder charges.

An affidavit from a eyewitness to the shooting describes the incident as following…

Serrano related that when Hector refused to fight Greg, Greg went into 2828 N. Hutchinson St. and exited a short time later with a gun. He related that Greg then shot the unarmed Rodriguez about six times and that Rodriguez collapsed in the street in front of that location with numerous gunshot wounds. Serrano related that Greg then fled on foot

Florida Bulldog

While Tony may have been acquitted for self defense, the eyewitness accounts of the incident paint a different picture entirely.

Sheriff Tony failed to disclose this homicide charge while going through the appointment process to become Broward County Sheriff in 2019, leading to an investigation by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission of Florida. In June of 2022, the CJSTC concluded that there was probable cause to believe that Tony committed perjury.

Gregory Tony has served as the Broward County Sheriff since DeSantis initially appointed him to the Office in 2019, running for re-election against Scott Israel in 2020, and winning his election. It is reported that Tony raised a whopping $1.1 Million during his 2020 Election, outraising former Sheriff Scott Israel by over $1 Million.

In 2022, the Florida State Ethics Commission found probable cause that Tony lied on his disclosure forms upon going through the approval process for the position, stating, “The Commission rejected the recommendation of its advocate and found probable cause to believe Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony misused his public position when he provided false information or did not disclose information.” 

A court date based on the findings of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission, initially set in October of 2023, were moved to February 6-7 of 2024. 

Sheriff Gregory Tony is in danger of losing his license to be a police officer. What will be the outcome?

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