Notice of Letter to BSO Members from the Broward County PBA 5-22-2015


The Broward County PBA received notice from the Florida Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC) of an upcoming election during which Deputies and Sergeants currently employed by the Broward Sheriff’s Office may select an employee organization to represent them in collective bargaining.

The Broward County PBA sent a letter to members with this notification on May 22, 2015. A copy of the letter is below.



BCPBA Endorses Marty Kiar for Broward County Property Appraiser


Martin Kiar Endorsement Letter



The Broward County PBA has endorsed Martin (Marty) Kiar for Broward County Property Appraiser. In his letter endorsing Mr. Kiar, Broward County PBA President Jeff Marano wrote: “Coming from a law enforcement family you understand how dangerous the profession is and how much we value our benefits. Law enforcement relies on the support of public officials, and we strive to endorse the very best candidates. We believe that you are one. We wish you a successful campaign.”

BCPBA President Comments on DNA Evidence Exonerating Murder Suspect



Jeff Marano responded to a CBSMiami reporter about this case in Hollywood in which DNA evidence exonerated a murder suspect. Click the link to read and view the full story.

…However, Jeff Marano, the President of the Broward County Police Benevolent Association, spoke to CBS4 News regarding the investigation. He claims that Detective Wadsworth handled the case appropriately and said that DNA does not always tell the full story.

“Just because his DNA was not on the weapon does not mean that he did not kill that person,” Marano said. “DNA is not an absolute.”

Marano also said that once investigators learned about the DNA discrepancy prosecutors were informed. He added that Dobard’s arrest was based on eyewitness testimony, not DNA.

“The eyewitness was very solid at the time,” Marano said. “It went through the process of a warrant signed by a judge, presented to the grand jury. So this not a willy-nilly, one arrest and you’re incarcerated. This went through a long process.”