steve4102 Posted January 15, 2019 Share Posted January 15, 2019 Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who faced criticism over his department’s response to the deadly Parkland, Florida, school shooting last year, was officially suspended by new Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday. "Sheriff Israel has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership," DeSantis said in a statement. "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 Feb.14, 2018," the statement read. "These incidents demonstrate Sheriff Israel’s repeated incompetence and neglect of duty. The families of the victims deserve accountability. It is my job as governor to ensure that the safety of our local communities, especially the safety of our children, is paramount. Government officials must be held accountable for their actions, and/or inactions. "For these reasons, I am suspending Sheriff Israel from office effective immediately.” DeSantis later tweeted that he was suspending Israel for "his repeated failures, incompetence and neglect of duty." https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-governor-suspends-broward-county-sheriff-scott-israel 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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