More than a week ago we reported to you that the union representing Broward County Deputies had scheduled a vote to consider ‘no confidence’ for estranged Sheriff Scott Israel.
That vote has now been held, and the results are overwhelming.
Deputies voted 534-94 in favor of ‘no confidence’ in Sheriff Israel.
What’s more, they will formally ask that Gov. Rick Scott remove him from office for his gross incompetence both in the years leading up to the Parkland shooting and in the aftermath.
Israel routinely skirted regulations in hopes of making his department — and himself — look good.
And when things went south, he blamed everyone but himself. Now 17 people are dead as a result of his failure to protect the innocent.
Getting fired is getting off easy; Israel should be prosecuted for gross negligence.
Here’s more from Daily Caller…
The deputies of Broward County have issued a stunning rebuke of Sheriff Scott Israel by voting “no confidence” in his leadership.
The deputies voted “no confidence” by a 534-94 margin and will ask Florida Governor Rick Scott to remove Israel from his position.
Sheriff Israel has faced intense scrutiny for the way he handled the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.
Deputy Scot Peterson, the school resource officer on duty at the time of the shooting, waited outside when it was clear what was going on inside the school. It was later revealed that even after additional deputies arrived on scene, they waited behind their cars instead of entering the school and trying to eliminate the threat. The deputies were reportedly given an order to “stand down.