Dania Beach, FL – A Broward County, Florida deputy with a historical past of constructing false arrests has caught the wrath of J. Cole and Meek Mill. In a July 2017 video obtained by The Miami Herald, Allen Floyd was holding his toddler son outdoors of a Red Carpet Inn in Dania Beach when he was approached by Deputy James Cady.
Almost immediately, Cady began screaming at Floyd, demanding to see his I.D. When Floyd requested why he’s being so hostile, he began calling him “boy” and continued escalating the state of affairs. Ultimately, Cady grabbed Floyd by the suitable arm earlier than one other officer snatched the person’s child out of his arms.
Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein penned a letter to newly appointed Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony final month, mentioning Floyd wasn’t beneath investigation of any crime nor was he being belligerent.
“Deputy Cady’s verbal assault coupled with him choking an in any other case cooperative bystander can solely be characterised as illegal touching,” Finkelstein wrote. “In addition, Deputy Cady’s use of the time period ‘boy’ is offensive, condescending and demeaning. It carries racial connotations when used whereas addressing an grownup black male.”
Tony responded to Finkelstein’s letter with, “Thank you for bringing this matter that occurred in July 2017 to my consideration. A cursory search of our system exhibits that no grievance was made previous to receiving your letter.”
Cole shared a clip of the incident to his Twitter account with the caption “Coward and a terrorist,” whereas Meek commented, “Regular day for a black man in America! They ripped this man child out of his arms smfh!”
Coward and a terrorist. https://t.co/fqdrUmUgBC
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) February 9, 2019
Regular day for a black man in America! They ripped this man child out his arms smfh! https://t.co/Gjo3uoHKTl
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 10, 2019
The possible trigger affidavit, which is out there on the Broward County Courts web site beneath Case No. 17008749CF10A, doesn’t point out Cady was among the many deputies there nor does it point out Floyd.
It additionally doesn’t reveal why the deputies got here to the Red Carpet Inn within the first place and fails to clarify how the officer ended up with the toddler in her arms.
Executive chief assistant public defender Gordon Weekes stated if an individual solutions a regulation enforcement officer along with his title, as Floyd did, he’s recognized himself.
Tony advised the general public defender, “Our Division of Internal Affairs will offer you a response upon conducting a radical examination.”