Broward DUI Cases Downgraded as a Result of Deputy Accused of Battery
On Wednesday, a Broward County Deputy on the DUI task force resigned following accusations that he inappropriately touched two women at traffic stops last year. Grady was involved with more than 200 pending Broward County DUI cases, and as a result, dozens of those cases have been dropped or downgraded.
According to a spokesperson for the Broward State Attorney’s Office, “we have been reviewing each of those cases to determine their strengths and weaknesses with or without his testimony. Some cases have been, or will need to be, dropped.”
A deputy with over a decade of experience with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Charles E. Grady, Jr., is charged with two first-degree misdemeanor counts of battery. The first involved a 38-year-old woman from Boca Raton who was arrested on DUI charges last September. The second was in December and involved a 20-year-old Coral Springs woman. Each charge carries a maximum punishment of up to a year in Broward County jail. His attorney declined to comment.
Grady’s arraignment is scheduled for May 13.
Dozens of DUI cases affected after Broward deputy is accused of touching two women, SunSentinel.com, April 2, 2009
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