Fla sheriff who arrested 2 Live Crew dies

AP News
Posted: Sep 28, 2011 7:50 PM
Fla sheriff who arrested 2 Live Crew dies

A former South Florida sheriff who once ordered the arrest of rap group 2 Live Crew on obscenity charges has died. He was 81.

Broward Sheriff's Office Chaplain Rick Braswell says Nick Navarro died Wednesday but he didn't know the cause.

2 Live Crew was acquitted of the charges after their arrest in 1990.

Navarro allowed what became the very popular television reality show COPS to film its very first season of 1989 in Broward County.

After Navarro was elected in 1984, his office grew from 1,600 employees and a budget of $74 million to more than 3,000 employees and a $200 million budget.

Navarro left office after losing a 1992 re-election bid.