Governor DeSantis Suspends Broward County Sheriff Over Response to Deadly Parkland School Shooting

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 1/11/2019 | Kemberlee Kaye
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Friday afternoon, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel via executive order.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis removed Broward Sheriff Scott Israel from office Friday, replacing him after 10 months of turmoil spawned by the slaughter of 17 staff and students in Parkland.

The governor replaced Israel with former Coral Springs Police Sgt. Gregory Tony, 40, who has a background in active-shooter training and becomes the first black sheriff in Broward County’s history.

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DeSantis announced the suspension from the Broward Sheriff’s Office headquarters.

Across town, the displaced former sheriff prepared a response from a church in northwest Fort Lauderdale.

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In his executive order, the governor cited incompetence and neglect of duty. At the press conference, he did not mince words.

“I have no interest in dancing on Scott Israel’s political grave,” DeSantis said, “but suffice it to say the massacre might never have happened had...
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