Fred Tignor’s son and two middle-aged sisters were driving him to the hospital for emergency care in 1996 when police officers from Pompano Beach mistook the family for a gang of robbers. They were handcuffed, frisked and “terrorized,” they say, before police realized their mistake.
Now, a Broward County jury will decide how much Tignor’s relatives should be compensated for the incident, after the 4th District Court of Appeal has ruled the police had “no founded suspicion” to justify the stop.
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