Skip to comments.Broward County State Attorney Has Dozens Of Investigations Of Sheriff’s Office
Posted on 03/02/2018 5:48:24 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
The Broward County Sheriffs Office is a mess. While I have no doubt there are good, capable deputies within the department, theyre marred by being in the same department with Sheriff Scott Israel. The embattled sheriffs woes began with the Parkland shooting but only seem to grow, probably in part due to his vocal stance on gun control in the immediate aftermath now looking like a case of wagging the dog.
The latest is the sheer number of investigations by the Broward State Attorneys office into the sheriffs department. There is a pile of them. Since 2012, there have been more than 66 investigations into the Broward County Sheriffs Office, 40 of them occurring under embattled Sheriff Scott Israels watch, investigative journalist Sara Carter reported Tuesday.
The investigations by the Broward County State Attorneys Office are for serious misconduct, ranging from drug trafficking to kidnapping to in some cases killings, according to a Brady list provided by the Broward State Attorneys Office.
Now Israels office is under investigation for allegations that his deputies blocked first responders from treating patients at the scene of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 14, and failed to enter the school during the rampage that left 17 people dead. Amid growing calls over the weekend for Israel to resign, the embattled sheriff has refused to take any responsibility for failures of his department.
Yet records show that Broward County police responded to at least 45 calls involving suspected Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz or his family over a seven-year period. Israel disputes the report, saying that his office only received 23 calls during that time frame, but whether the number is 23 or 45 or something in between, the calls were serious and should have led the department to take action. They included incidents in which Cruz held a gun up to his moms head (a felony), imbibed gasoline, cut himself, and rubbed his hands in glee thinking of the inheritance that he was going to get as a result of his adopted father dying.
Despite Israels claim of amazing leadership, its clear something needs to be done with the Broward County Sheriffs Office. No matter how much Israel protests, he has failed as a leader. What happens in his office happens on his watch, and hes responsible for what happens on his watch. Its just that simple. Israels School Resource Officer (SRO) refused to enter the school and engage the Parkland shooter. His department reportedly had other deputies outside that also refused to enter. And, now we hear that his deputies blocked first responders from treating patients at the scene.
How many of those 17 dead would have lived if Israels department didnt cower and expect everyone else to do the same? What would the death toll of this atrocity be if the most common sense of actsnamely to engage the threat and to allow the wounded to be treatedhad been followed?
To be fair, well never really know for certain. However, we can guess, and I think most of us suspect the death toll could have been much lower if the shooter had been met with armed resistance far earlier.
So now the NAACP sanctuary school Broward policy extends to the home as well as the school?
Commit a felony, no problem! As demonstrated, Broward children can hold a gun to their mother's head and not get arrested!
So when an Orlando/Tampa/Miami punk holds his mama at gunpoint, he should tell the police that they can't arrest him. Sheriff Israel, the top-cop in Florida whose running the largest sheriffs office in the nation says, "It's all okay!" "I got a free pass- a get out of jail free card, cause I'm under 18!"
My friends it’s the peoples responsibility to take care of their children. What happens at 9AM when school starts? They effectively turn them over to the state! Why the GOP doesn’t go there with half the fervor of the anti-gun crowd has to do with their own fear Stepping on TOO MANY toes. Time to do that. We have more truth to our arguments.
Investigating themselves in government has become the #1 growth sector in D.C.
Im sure the parents of the maimed and murdered will not set their sites on the COUNTY POLICE, FBI and POLITICIANS
I think the parent of murdered Meadow Pollack may be the one with the gutso to take on the BSO.