Judge Rules Governor Within His Authority To Suspend Former Broward Sheriff

Dec 2018
Tempe, AZ
Did he really think the Judge would have ruled any different? :rolleyes:

A Broward County judge has ruled that Gov. Ron DeSantis was within his authority to suspend Sheriff Scott Israel.

Broward County Judge David A. Haimes said the governor's Jan. 11 executive order to suspend Israel lists specific grounds, "neglect of duty and incompetence," that meet the jurisdictional threshold set forth in the Florida Constitution.

DeSantis cited Israel's handling of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the 2017 shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in his executive order.

Israel was elected sheriff in 2012. DeSantis appointed former Coral Springs police Sgt. Gregory Tony to replace Israel, who is fighting to get his job back.

The ruling clears the way for a Florida Senate hearing on Israel's suspension.


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