Four officers exchanged racially charged text messages and Officer Alex Alvarez created a racially charged trailer video. Police Chief Frank Adderley and Mayor Mayor Jack Seiler spoke out strongly against these actions and explained the outcome of the internal affairs investigation.


  1. Jason Holding
  2. James Wells
  3. Christopher Sousa


  1. Alex Alvarez


From Sun-Sentinel[5]:

Nearly 20 more dismissals are in the works, prosecutors said. As of Thursday, the Broward State Attorney's Office had dropped 12 felony and 19 criminal misdemeanor cases and one juvenile case in which one or more of the four officers were involved.



  1. Huffington Post: Florida Cops Fired Over Racist Texts, KKK Video
  2. Text Messages
  3. Daily News: 3 Fort Lauderdale cops fired, 1 resigns, over racist texts and video
  4. Sun-Sentinel: Four Lauderdale cops out after racist texts, video discovered
  5. Sun-Sentinel: Prosecutors dismiss cases linked to racist ex-Fort Lauderdale cops

  6. Sun-Sentinel: Arbiter upholds firing of Fort Lauderdale officer over racist text messages

  7. Local 10: Fort Lauderdale's firing of officer over racist texts upheld in arbitration