By Tom Knighton
In a move that has been long anticipated, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has removed Broward County Scott Israel from his duties as Broward County sheriff. This move stems from a series of failures by the Democratic sheriff leading up to the deadly Parkland massacre and then followed by his instance that all blame for the atrocity fell upon the National Rifle Association.
Gov. Ron DeSantis removed Broward Sheriff Scott Israel from office Friday, replacing him after 10 months of turmoil spawned by the slaughter of 17 staff and students in Parkland.
The new governor replaced Israel with former Coral Springs Police Sgt. Gregory Tony, 40, who has a background in active-shooter training and becomes the first black sheriff in Broward County’s history.
DeSantis announced the suspension at the Broward Sheriff’s Office headquarters while the displaced former sheriff prepared his response from a church in northwest Fort Lauderdale.
“I have no interest in dancing on Scott Israel’s political grave,” DeSantis said of the Democratic former sheriff, “but suffice it to say the massacre might never have happened had Broward had better leadership in the sheriff’s department.”
In his executive order, the governor cited Israel for incompetence …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms