Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is allegedly going to be removed from his position next week, according to a report sourcing from high-ranking members within the local government.
Sheriff Israel -a controversial figure known for his failures concerning the 2018 Parkland shooting, his anti-gun stance and use of taxpayer money to plaster his face upon county vehicles during election season- is allegedly to be removed from office, according to a high level BCSO source speaking exclusively with political website Big League Politics.
The source claims Israel has been slated for removal on criminal grounds, following an investigation by the office of Florida Governor Rick Scott, who is soon running for a US Senate seat.
According to the source, four candidates -including Republican Florida law enforcement official Emery Giani- have been interviewed to fill the position until the next election.
The Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been a hot issue in relation to Sheriff Israel, particularly after reports of inaction by his deputies during the crisis (which left 17 dead). In addition, the 45 times BCSO deputies had been called to the home of the Parkland shooter prior to the massacre became public, setting off a firestorm of criticism against the agency.
While Israel’s failures initially sparked the investigation, the source reports that those failures are not the sole reason he is being removed from office.
According to Big League Politics, the source wished to remain anonymous, presumably for professional and safety reasons.
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