- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Three South Florida sheriff’s deputies have been charged in an investigation into a strip club.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office says the deputies turned themselves in Wednesday and were suspended without pay.

Sheriff’s officials say the deputies wore their uniforms and used their assigned vehicles when they worked unauthorized off-duty shifts last summer at the Pink Pony Pompano. Spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright says the deputies were paid extra when they allowed the club to remain open past its 2 a.m. closing time.

All three deputies face charges of unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior and official misconduct. Two face additional charges of tampering with a witness and the unlawful use of a two-way communication device.

Sheriff Scott Israel tells the Sun Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1FiOweS ) that “misconduct will not be tolerated within any realm of the organization.”

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Information from: Sun Sentinel , https://www.sun-sentinel.com/


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