What to Know
- During an exclusive interview with NBC 6 earlier this year, Rolle and his family said that they are trying to get past the incident.
A Broward Sheriff’s deputy will appear in court Tuesday for his role in the case of a teenager slammed to the ground during an incident early this April by two deputies that drew national attention and heightened debate over alleged police brutality.
Deputy Ralph Mackey will appear in a Broward County courtroom this morning – and while the 49-year-old was not one of the two deputies caught on camera taking down 15-year-old Delucca Rolle earlier this year, Mackey is facing charges that include falsifying records and conspiracy to falsify records.
Sgt. Gregory LaCerra was arrested for the incident with the Taravella High School student, with LaCerra charged with two counts of battery for spraying the student with pepper spray and throwing Rolle to the ground.
Deputy Christopher Krickovich is also charged with battery for slamming the teen’s head to the ground and punching him with his fist. Both are also charged with falsifying records in the incident.
During an exclusive interview with NBC 6 earlier this year, Rolle and his family told anchor Jawan Strader that they are trying to get past the incident but are hoping justice gets served.