Florida Supreme Court upholds suspension of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel by Gov. Ron DeSantis

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 4/24/2019 | Mary Chastain
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In January, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel over his response to the Parkland School shooting in 2018.

Israel tried to get his job back through the courts, but Florida’s Supreme Court ruled DeSantis has the constitutional right to suspend Israel.

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The Miami Herald wrote that “Florida’s constitution allows the governor to suspend a sheriff for neglect of duty or incompetence.” The Sun Sentinel from January reported on DeSantis’s executive order:

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

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“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 Broward had better leadership in the sheriff’s department.”

The suspension caps a nearly year-long series of revelations that exposed the failure of Broward sheriff’s deputies to run in to save children at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Some deputies said they couldn’t remember when they’d last been trained to handle an active shooter, even though the agency had a confused, chaotic response to a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport...
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