Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Suspends Broward Sheriff Scott Israel

Huffington Post/Associated Press
(January 11, 2018)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The Republican governor flew to Fort Lauderdale three days after taking office to remove the Democratic sheriff, appointing a former police sergeant to serve as acting sheriff. Gregory Tony, 40, worked for Coral Springs police for 12 years before leaving in 2016 to start a company specializing in active-shooter training. He is the first African-American to serve as Broward’s sheriff.

DeSantis’ office issued a statement saying, “Sheriff Israel has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership. He failed to protect Floridians and visitors during the tragic Fort Lauderdale International Airport shooting in 2017. He failed in his duties to keep our families and children safe during the devastating shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. These incidents demonstrate Sheriff’s Israel’s repeated incompetence and neglect of duty.”

The statement added, “The families of the victims deserve accountability.”

Minutes after DeSantis’ announcement, Israel said he would fight the suspension.

“There was no wrongdoing on my part. I served the county honorably,” he said.

Under Florida law, the governor can suspend elected officials for criminal activity, misfeasance, incompetence or neglect of duty. Israel intends to challenge the suspension to the state Senate, which will conduct a trial and then remove or reinstate him. Israel’s lawyer, Stuart Kaplan, said this week the sheriff did nothing warranting removal and his future should be left to Broward voters in the 2020 election. Israel had been sheriff six years.


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3 thoughts on “Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Suspends Broward Sheriff Scott Israel”

  1. Is the the suspension with or without pay.

    Our discussions of this event at the time left MANY glaring unanswered questions. There was never a thorough complete investigation. I have a little difficulty remembering some of the major anomalies but do recall the seemingly miraculous speedy recovery of one or two students who were described as having multiple major sounding injuries, and the visits from POTUS and FLOTUS at the hospital.

    “Israel’s lawyer, Stuart Kaplan, said this week the sheriff did nothing warranting removal and his future should be left to Broward voters in the 2020 election.”

    Ah, There’s the Rub!

    Will the Florida swamp ever be drained?

  2. https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-pinellas/gov-desantis-plane-diverted-to-st-pete-due-to-mechanical-problems

    NewsPinellas County

    Gov. DeSantis’ plane makes emergency landing in St. Pete due to mechanical problems
    Posted: 2:46 PM, Jan 11, 2019
    Updated: 5:59 PM, Jan 11, 2019
    By: WFTS Digital Staff

    By: WFTS Digital Staff

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis’ plane was diverted to St. Petersburg this afternoon due to mechanical problems.

    He was on his way to Broward County with Attorney General Ashley Moody, his Chief of Staff Shane Strum and three members of his executive staff.

    He is scheduled to make a statement on holding government officials accountable at 4:30 p.m.

    The diversion will result in about a 90 minute delay in the governor’s arrival.

    We are working to gather more specifics on the mechanical problems that caused the plane to divert.

    This is a breaking news alert. Refresh for updates.


    also good 12 minute commentary here…


  3. Just more propaganda. So Mr. Israel are you going to do the honorable thing and state that the whole event was staged. Or is any of your support team (handlers) going to slip up and say it’s all fake.
    Have anyone notice of late that anytime there is a news conference there is always a group of non scripted individuals that stand behind the speaker for no reason ?

    I wonder how that young lady is recovering from stopping a AR 15 round with her book on the jewish holocaust ?

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