Cop Watch

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Fort Lauderdale police issue traffic tickets to city's top officials

FORT LAUDERDALE ยท Were they targeted by Fort Lauderdale police officers, or is it just a coincidence that in the past three months the city manager, his assistant manager and his spokesman all have been pulled over and issued traffic tickets?

City Manager George Gretsas was the latest of the three to be accused of violating the rules of the road. He was ticketed last week, accused of running a stop sign in his east Fort Lauderdale neighborhood, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Since his arrival as city manager one year ago, Gretsas has taken a hard line with the Police Department and is set to decide this week whether to fire a police officer accused of threatening a youth in a courtroom and then lying to investigators.