Court Says Ron DeSantis Can Suspend Sheriff Scott Israel

Sparta Report | 4/4/2019 | Radius
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Ousted Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has lost his bid to be reinstated as Broward County’s top cop. Israel had been suspended by incoming Florida Governor Ron DeSantis earlier this year for his department’s failures during the Parkland shooting.

Israel had sued DeSantis, arguing that the governor did not have the right to remove him from office. A Broward County judge ruled earlier today that Governor DeSantis had every legal right to fire Israel.

Sun-Sentinel

According to the Sun-Sentinel:

Broward Circuit Judge David Haimes did not indicate whether he agreed with the governor, but he affirmed that DeSantis was legally justified when he replaced Israel with acting Sheriff Gregory Tony in January.

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“I am pleased that the court recognizes my authority as governor to suspend a public official for reasons of neglect of duty and incompetence,” DeSantis said in a news release Thursday. “Now, I will ask the Senate to...
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