Broward County Sheriff Faces Possible Suspension for Parkland Response

Washington Free Beacon | 1/8/2019 | Nic Rowan
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BY: Nic Rowan

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has told his top commanders that he expects newly sworn-in Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R.) to remove him from office because of his response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last year.

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DeSantis, who took office on Tuesday, has not made any formal announcement about a suspension, and one of Israel’s lawyers said that Israel was working in his office at the public safety building in Fort Lauderdale, the Miami Herald reported Tuesday.

But Jeff Bell, the Broward Sheriff Office's union chief, said Israel told his top staff on Monday that he would definitely be ousted. Bell would not comment on a possible replacement.

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"What I will say is we want someone who will remove politics out of police work and commit to protecting the citizens and our children in the schools,’’ Bell told the Herald.

The Miami New Times first reported about Israel's discussions with his staff.

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Israel received fierce criticism for his department's response to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, where shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, killed 17 people. Cruz randomly fired into the school building and was able to escape...
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