Florida governor suspends Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

BSO should revise its active assailant policy to make unequivocally clear that deputies are expected to immediately seek out an active assailant and that "containment" is not the policy of BSO. "She needed one more second".

"The massacre might never have happened had Broward had better leadership in the Sheriff's Department", he said.

In December, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, which is investigating the shooting, released its draft report.

Jeff Bell, president of the Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association, has long criticized Israel's leadership and praised DeSantis on Friday for acting in accordance with the will of his union members.

During a tour of the Everglades with reporters, he noted that he's not a "climate change denier", although he also took the time to say that neither is he appreciative of the "climate change believer" label. "Today is a new chapter". "As governor, I don't want to leave it to the future to do what we can do today". "There's a new sheriff in town".

Despite those allegations, former Orlando police Chief John Mina - one of the leaders in the response - was elected Orange County's sheriff in November. He is the first African-American to serve as Broward's sheriff.

Tony, 40, has served five years on the SWAT team. "I served the country honorably". "They have the community's interest at their heart, as do I".

Eleven days after the massacre, more than 70 Republican representatives and Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran sent a letter to then-Gov.

Israel said DeSantis vowed to remove him as sheriff when he was campaigning for governor.

"This Governor has undone things that our prior Governor did do that I think were detrimental to our environment", said Farmer.

"There was no wrongdoing on my part", he said.

"Everyone on board is safe and we expect to be in Broward County later this afternoon", Vasquez said. "False narratives may continue, but not in a court of law".

"Sadly, this suspension, is not about what occurred on February 14th". These incidents demonstrate Sheriff Israel's repeated incompetence and neglect of duty.

But Israel's attorney, Stuart Kaplan, indicated there's no legal basis for the suspension.

Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel via an executive order on Friday and plenty of students and parents in the community are ready to cheer the decision.

"This was about politics, not about Parkland", Israel said.

After expressing his sympathies for the families who lost loved ones in the mass shooting, Israel insisted he had not failed in his duty.

Under Florida law, he is entitled to a hearing in the Florida Senate, which can decide to reinstate the sheriff or remove him from office.

"No one was suspended after the Pulse shooting".

A 15-member state commission that recently completed its initial report on the shooting said deputies also had about 20 contacts with Cruz as a juvenile - mostly over arguments with his now-deceased mother. "The difference? I spoke out about gun violence".

The sheriff appeared before the cameras moments after Gov. Ron DeSantis stood outside BSO headquarters to announce that he had signed an executive order removing the elected sheriff from office. Kevin Chults and Maj.

Vanessa Coleman