Newly elected governor Ron DeSantis finally has free reins to fire Sheriff Scott Israel for gross neglect of his duties. The Daily Caller reports:
A judge dismissed Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s lawsuit Thursday challenging his suspension by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the wake of the Parkland school shooting.
DeSantis had accused Israel of failing to prevent the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Feb. 14, 2018 that left 17 people dead. The Republican governor issued an executive order removing Israel from duty in January.Israel sued to overturn the removal, claiming DeSantis had overstepped his constitutional authority. Broward Circuit Court Judge David Haimes ruled the order was compliant with Florida’s Constitution, according to The Associated Press.
“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 prepared statement. “Now, I will ask the Senate to move forward with the process of the formal removal of Scott Israel. Broward County deserves professional law enforcement leadership that will safeguard the best interests of the community and work diligently for the protection of life.”
The people of Broward county deserves a sheriff that will actually protect them when violent criminals attack them.
Sooo, what was the final ‘verdict’ of what the sheriff did wrong? I’ve been waiting to hear the facts of the case, and not just hearsay. Can anyone fill me in?
Good for the Gov. Israel doesn’t even deserve a pension and neither does the school cop who hid outside, and neither do all the cops who hide behind their patrol cars !!!
There IS a God! DeSantis just proved it.
A search of Sheriff Israel with “Mus lim” gets hits such as “Sheriff Israel Pushes Gun Control While His Deputy Is Telling Muslims to Arm Themselves;” “Sheriff Scott Israel’s deputy provided firearms training for radical mosque;” “Sheriff Scott Israel’s deputy provided firearms training for radical mosque;” & more.
There’s even a video: “A video has surfaced of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel attending a meeting of Muslims, where both Israel and one of his deputies spoke in Arabic. The deputy said that Israel pledged to keep young people out of jail and to put ‘God first, your family second and the community third.’ Israel speaks in Arabic to a 2015 meeting of Muslims.”
Thanks Mr.D,For BEING the Gov.(Fellow Vet) 🙂 Insted of that Freaking Clown!! Yea,Ruin,The Whole state,Like you did your city Moron!!Go Away Loser!!(dem mayor) Semper Fi,Art Crosby
I just read an article today, that the coward filed an appeal to the court ruling. This coward actually believes that he has the right to keep on being sheriff. And he has supporters, who think the same thing!
It is disheartening to see that people like this coward, believe that the citizens of Boward Country do not deserve the justice to have this coward and arrogant sheriff to be removed.
Does he still get to claim his Pension? I hope not.
As a resident of Broward County, I have little to like. Scott Israel is just the latest. We are also cursed with the likes of Debbie Wasserman and Brenda Snipes. Governor DeSantis has at least moved to get rid of one of these worthless slugs.