The news is out: [A judge on Friday cited the state’s Stand Your Ground law in dismissing a battery charge against a Broward sheriff’s deputy who was involved in the rough arrest of a Black teen in early 2019 that made national headlines.
BSO Sgt. Gregory LaCerra, who had been suspended without pay, then reassigned to a desk job over the past 18 months, was charged with battery for pushing away and pepper-spraying J.P. Taravella High School teen Delucca Rolle after telling him to stay away from a cellphone that had fallen to the ground during a melee that had broken out involving dozens of teens at a McDonald’s parking lot in April 2019.
LaCerra is still facing counts of falsifying records and conspiracy to falsify records.
During the scuffle with police, which was captured on one of the teen’s cellphone cameras, Delucca, 15 at the time, was seen being pepper-sprayed by LaCerra, then taken to the ground by Broward Deputy Christopher Krickovich, who appeared to drive the teen’s head into the pavement. Krickovich, who is facing battery charges for the arrest, was fired last year by Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony.
The deputies claimed Delucca “bowed” his body and clenched his “fist” in an aggressive manner. Delucca denied that, saying he was assaulted by police while simply bending down to pick up the cellphone.]
All corrupt judges should be recalled; the county should be sued for hiring the racist LEO.