Skip to comments.[FL] Lawmaker asks Gov. Scott to remove Broward Sheriff Scott Israel after Parkland shooting
Posted on 02/24/2018 7:23:39 PM PST by cmj328
BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) Rep. Bill Hager (Boca Raton), the chairman of the Florida House of Justice Appropriations, has called on Gov. Rick Scott to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel - a power the governor has under Florida law - from his post for neglect of duty and incompetence in regards to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
In his letter to the governor on Saturday, Hager said that various media outlets reported that the School Resource Officer, Scot Peterson, and three deputies under Sheriff Israel's command "were on campus at the time of the attack and chose to take cover themselves rather than stepping up to protect our students."
Rep. Hager also mentioned the number of times police were called to Nikolas Cruz's home.
"The Sheriff was fully aware of the threat this individual presented to the community and chose to ignore it," Rep. Hager said.
He continued to remind the governor that this wasn't the first time a review of the Broward Sheriff's Office has been conducted. He said that, according to reporting conducted by a local journalist, a report after the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting in 2017 found that the sheriff's office failed to set up a unified command structure, among other faults during the emergency.
Hager's legislative aid said that due to this, the representative proposes "that certain dollars currently scheduled for appropriation for the Broward Sheriff's Office be redirected...to initiate a pilot program in Broward County that will integrate and analyze data from various law enforcement, courts, state agencies, and school districts to better assess risk and keep our citizens safe."
SECTION 7. Suspensions; filling office during suspensions.
(a) By executive order stating the grounds and filed with the custodian of state records, the governor may suspend from office any state officer not subject to impeachment, any officer of the militia not in the active service of the United States, or any county officer, for malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform official duties, or commission of a felony, and may fill the office by appointment for the period of suspension. The suspended officer may at any time before removal be reinstated by the governor.
(b) The senate may, in proceedings prescribed by law, remove from office or reinstate the suspended official and for such purpose the senate may be convened in special session by its president or by a majority of its membership.
Images of Hager’s letter and Israel’s reply, at the article link...
But, he keeps kids out of jail.
Scott is already caving to the anti-gunners.
Broward county’s law enforcement won’t even arrest or charge those under 18 for 12 crimes running that gamut from fighting in public to theft under $300.00.
This is under a deal brokered by none other than Barack Hussein Obama because too many minorities were jailed and prosecuted.
This Sheriff is one liberal POS.
unconscionable if proven true.
Israel is a bad Sheriff.
This Sheriff is one liberal POS.
Yes he is.
I honestly don’t know how any of those deputies who waited outside as students were being slaughtered inside .. four of them! .. can live with themselves. I halfway expected to hear Scot Peterson had off’d himself after resigning, and that was before word came out about the other three. What total disgraces? Had they no training?
And, yes, Israel is a political hack.
From your information, it is now very likely that the four armed officers hiding behind cars were told to stand down by the Sheriff’s office.
The voters need to clean house thoroughly.
It’s a start....this needs to snowball and go viral. This sheriff is bad news....
...supports every leftist cause that brings harm our way.
Lots of info about him, out there.
Isn’t there a recall process? Wonder what authority the governor has to do this?
Tried to find Isreals Reply but couldnt find it at link. What did he say?
Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left.
interesting I thought sheriff’s were only subject to the voters or if convicted of a crime.
Israel appears to have had a prior 6 month adulterous relationship with a 17 year old (underage!). Have a look and see what you think.
Not sure, probably laws/process differs, by state. I’d think the lawmaker proposing this would’ve thoroughly check it out, beforehand.
Thanks! Good post! The story has appeared in couple or so publications locally in Florida so far but not nationally (Fox News being the only large company with only very brief prominent exposure there). I sent the following to Drudge earlier but have not seen a link to the story on his site, yet.
Several Broward deputies waited outside during Florida school shooting, report says
Good observation and I remember clearly when this came out from no other than REAL news Free Republic. All liberal policies kill everything eventually. That's the nature and life threatening germ of mankind: MODERN liberalism.
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