The footage was brutal and it devastated the boy’s family. After the incident went viral, people around the nation rallied to Delucca’s defense with demands that the department take action and that Krickovich be fired.
Not by coincidence, Delucca’s had several run-ins with officers since then, and his attorney says they’ve targeted him so much, the boy considered wearing a body camera.
Initially, no one knew what Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony was going to do. He went ahead and made the decision to fire Krickovich, going against the recommendation made by an oversight panel reviewing this case and others.
And he’s been outspoken about why he made this choice.
In an interview with CBS Miami, he said, “We don’t have policy that provides deputies an opportunity to slam someone’s face into the ground.” Exactly!
His move has angered the police union, who denounced his decision and has said they will work to get Krickovich reinstated.
Delucca’s family has called this firing a good way to move forward... but there was more than one officer involved in this brutality. We have to wonder if he’ll face consequences, too.
Hopefully, it won’t take so long to fire officers like this in the future.