Florida sheriff suspended after criticism over school shooting

Postado Janeiro 12, 2019

DeSantis announced the suspension from the Broward Sheriff's Office headquarters while the displaced former sheriff prepared his response from a church in northwest Fort Lauderdale.

DeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel showed leadership failures in the shooting that left 14 students and three adults dead at the hands of a lone gunman on February 14, 2018.

"He failed to protect Floridians and visitors during the tragic Fort Lauderdale International Airport shooting in 2017".

"The suspension caps a almost 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".

Sheriff Israel inserted the word "may" in the BSO policy, and it is insufficient and fails to unequivocally convey the expectation that deputies are expected to immediately enter an active assailant scene where gunfire is active and to neutralize the threat.

Said Israel: "Now the National Rifle Association controls the governor's actions and is trying to control law enforcement in Broward County".

Israel is likely to fight the move in the Florida Senate or possibly in court.

The Florida Senate ultimately makes the decision whether an official is suspended after the governor has given the Senate a notice of suspension.

"There was no wrongdoing on my part", he said. "I served the county honorably", Israel said Friday.

When he won re-election in 2016, Israel captured more than 70 percent of the vote. He left the department in 2016.

The registered Democrat serves as president of Blue Spear Solutions, which specializes in active-shooter training, according to its website.

Thirteen people died in a bathroom waiting for help.

On Friday, DeSantis denied any political motivation, saying Israel's removal was about accountability and keeping children safe. According to the panel, that created confusion and led to inaction by eight deputies responding to the high school shooter. His office also appears not to have followed up on tips that Cruz was unsafe prior to the shooting.

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Tony was with the Coral Springs police department for nearly 12 years. Peterson instructed deputies to stay away from the building where the shootings took place, the draft said.

Furthermore, Sheriff Israel's office had multiple opportunities to apprehend the shooter prior to the massacre due to multiple red flags; officers even visited with the shooter a full 39 times. "You don't measure a person's leadership by a deputy not going in to a.", he added, trailing off.

"We have an event that we're doing tomorrow", the governor's press office said Thursday night.

However, during Israel's time at the helm, Broward County saw a yearly drop in violent crime, burglary and robbery. "He fails to listen to the membership and he wants to blame everybody else for his problems".