Broward County Sheriff To Be Removed From Office

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel told members of his command staff Tuesday that he expects Florida’s new governor to suspend him.

Israel reached the conclusion based on what people in Tallahassee told him, one source told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The sheriff expects to be suspended “as soon as this week,” the source said.

In his inaugural remarks as the new leader of the Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis said, “If a local official is neglectful of required duties, I will remove the official.”

Israel has been under intense criticism as evidence has accumulated that his department mishandled its response to the mass shooting Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Seventeen staff and students died, and 17 more were wounded.

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