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Fort Lauderdale police chief quits

By Brittany Wallman
The Sun-Sentinel

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Police Chief Bruce Roberts abruptly quit Wednesday as the popular leader of Broward County's largest municipal police department, saying he was finally fed up with a "suffocating" and micromanaging city manager.

Roberts was hired in 1973, and became chief in 2001.

His resignation letter came with a stinging slap against City Manager George Gretsas and brought to an end a 35-year law enforcement career in Fort Lauderdale that spanned crime spikes and downturns, economic highs and lows, and many city administrations.

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