Sunday, October 04, 2009
Deputy Manuel Silva Arrested for Extortion
A Broward County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested on extortion, burglary and drug charges, marking the third time this year a Broward deputy has been charged with a crime.
Manuel Silva, 34, was arrested Friday under allegations that he possessed oxycodone and other drugs without a prescription.
Sheriff officials have not released any more information, including whether he committed crimes while on duty.
He remains in jail, according to the Broward County Jail website.
Broward County Sheriff Manuel Silva was arrested on drug, burglary and extortion charges on Friday, marking the third Broward deputy to be criminally charged this year In August, Broward Sheriff’s deputy Jonathan Bleiweiss was arrested for allegedly using his authority to coerce sex from male illegal immigrants. He faces 58 charges.
In April, Broward Sheriff’s deputy Charles Grady resigned after he was sentenced to two years probation for inappropriately touching women during traffic stops.