Florida sheriff says he'll fight suspension after school massacre

Florida sheriff says he'll fight suspension after school massacre

By April, DeSantis told supporters he would have suspended Israel if he had been governor at the time of the shooting.

Sheriff Israel has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership. "Some deputies said they couldn't remember when they'd last been trained to handle an active shooter, even though the agency had a confused, chaotic response to a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in 2017", the Sun-Sentinel said. He failed in his duties to keep our families and children safe during the devastating shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb.14, 2018.

The problem for Israel is that the investigation and commission he spoke about found that the department's active shooter training was ineffective, though they did not recommend suspending Israel.

As early as March 1, DeSantis called for Israel to resign, amid revelations of missed red-flags and a slow response to the shooting.

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But he also pointed out no one was removed from office in the wake of other mass shootings in Florida.

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During the shooting, then-Broward Deputy Scot Peterson, who was assigned to the school, drew his gun but took cover instead of charging inside. He said he didn't want to deputies to undertake suicide missions. Rick Scott, refused to suspend Israel, saying he wanted to wait until investigations into the February 14 shooting that left 17 dead were complete before deciding. DeSantis later tweeted that he was suspending Israel for 'his repeated failures, incompetence and neglect of duty'.

In a separate statement introducing Tony, DeSantis added, "The people of Broward County deserve accountable, competent leaders who can safeguard our communities".

Israel was criticized for touting his "amazing leadership" during a CNN interview in the days after the shooting.

Israel had faced fierce criticism for almost a year over his agency's response to the rampage that claimed the lives of 14 students and three staff members.

Tony's appointment makes him the first black sheriff in the history of Broward County.

"One more second, and she [would have made] it into the stairwell", he said. "Scott Israel misused his authority and abused his public trust by politicizing the nation's largest fully accredited Sheriff's Office for his own political ambitions".

Israel, 62, was elected sheriff in 2012 after a long career in law enforcement.

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