A Broward sheriff’s deputy has been charged — and has resigned from his job — after two women reported that he touched them inappropriately after traffic stops last year.
Authorities on Monday charged Charles E. Grady, 39, a deputy for nearly 12 years, with two counts of misdemeanor battery. In addition, prosecutors revealed they have already reduced or dropped charges in dozens of cases in which Grady was involved.
Grady resigned Wednesday. He had been suspended since the allegations were brought to BSO in December, the agency said.
BSO said that Grady had ”inappropriate contact” with two women. Court records state that the first incident happened on Sept. 19 and the second on Dec. 19. Both are alleged to have occurred as part of traffic stops.
Broward County DUI Deputy Charles E. Grady has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery. Let me explain what needs to occur in order for an individual to be charged with criminal battery in Florida.
Florida Statute 784.03 states that a battery occurs when a person 1) actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or 2) Intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.
The State Attorney’s Office of Broward County decided that the alleged conduct constituted a criminal act when it charged Deputy Grady with two counts of criminal battery via information . The Broward County Office of the State Attorney will have the ultimate burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt these allegations. Until then, Deputy Grady will remain like every other criminal defendant in Broward County awaiting the resolution of their criminal case; innocent until proven guilty.
Richard Ansara is a Fort Lauderdale DUI Attorney. He is the head attorney of the Ansara Law Firm located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Ansara Law Firm handles Felony and Misdemeanor cases in Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach County. If you have any questions and would like to speak with Criminal Defense Attorney Richard Ansara about your case please call (954) 761-4011.