Police Abuse

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Former Broward County, Florida, sheriff's deputy Jeff Poole has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison after after being convicted of a civil rights violation. Poole had arrested a woman on false drug charges as part of a conspiracy by disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein. The woman was the ex-wife of a friend of Rothstein, who wanted to use the arrest against her in a custody battle. Sheriff's Lt. David Benjamin had previously been sentenced to five years for ordering the arrest.