The Broward County Police Benevolent Association received a $3,500 check this week from Hollywood to cover its attorney’s fees after it sued the city last year citing a slow response to a public records request.
In February 2012, the PBA sued the city after it didn’t receive a response to a request for public records dealing with the city’s finances. The union had asked the city for documents and financial statements associated with the city’s reserve account.
Union President Jeff Marano said the city didn’t respond to the request for three months.
A judge ruled over the summer that city had to cover the union’s court costs.
City spokeswoman Raelin Storey said the document the union requested did not exist at the time the union requested. She said it took 45 days for the city to respond, but as soon as the document was ready it was sent.