DeSantis suspends Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaks before the start of a CNN town hall meeting

DeSantis suspends Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

Despite those allegations, former Orlando police Chief John Mina - one of the leaders in the response - was elected Orange County's sheriff in November.

"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".

They said the policy as written provided deputy's discretion on whether to confront the shooter. He said he didn't want to deputies to undertake suicide missions.

"He realized that public safety is the most important thing, and that cultural corrections are necessary to protect the citizens before the next mass-casualty event happens in Broward County", Schachter said.

During last year's campaign, DeSantis - who was sworn into office yesterday, replacing former Gov. Rick Scott, who was elected to the U.S. Senate - called himself a "Teddy Roosevelt conservationist" and stressed that he differs philosophically with "liberal environmentalists".

"Our community and our kids will be much safer now that Sheriff Israel is out of office", Pollack, whose daughter was among the 14 students and three faculty members killed, said.

In April, Broward County sheriff's deputies took a largely symbolic vote of no confidence against Israel, with Bell vowing to ask the governor to consider removing Israel. "The governor promised as a candidate - well before he had any facts about the investigation, well before the commission even began their work - that he would remove me from office". "There was no wrongdoing on my part. I served the county honorably", he said in an evening news conference at the New Mount Olive Baptist Church, a historically black church in Fort Lauderdale.

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Tony is president of Blue Spear Solutions, a security company that specializes in active shooter and mass casualty training, according to the Herald.

"These incidents demonstrate Sheriff's Israel's repeated incompetence and neglect of duty", DeSantis wrote in his executive order.

His lawyer, Stuart Kaplan, said Israel will fight DeSantis' order and plans to run for re-election in 2020. "This was about politics, not about Parkland". Israel fired back, calling it "disingenuous political grandstanding".

"The neglect of duty and incompetence that was connected to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been well documented, and I have no interest in dancing on Scott Israel's political grave", DeSantis said.

"Once again, I want to extend my deepest sympathies, my heartfelt sympathies to the families who lost loved ones on that terrible day in Parkland", he said.

Five members of the BSO command staff also resigned Friday, two of them citing the unjust decision by DeSantis.

"For now, it's on to court", he said. "This is about 17 lives lost, 17 lives that should not have been lost and could've been prevented", Loesch said. Peterson instructed deputies to stay away from the building where the shootings took place, the draft said.

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