Broward Sheriff Israel To Face No-Confidence Vote For “Suspected Malfeasance”

Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Sat, 04/21/2018

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association has scheduled a no-confidence vote for Sheriff Scott Israel for “many instances of suspected malfeasance” among several claims that his conduct leading up to, and following, the Feb 14th Parkland school shooting.

Union president Deputy Jeff Bell announced the upcoming vote on Friday. Of note, Florida governor Rick Scott can fire Israel for “malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty (or) incompetence.”

To that end, Israel is accused by the Association of “many instances of suspected malfeasance, misfeasance, failure to maintain fiduciary responsibility by the sheriff, failure to properly investigate possible criminal conduct by members of his senior command staff and the lack of leadership that has crushed morale throughout the agency.”

Seems like the Deputies Association is about to give Governor Scott exactly what he needs to get rid of Israel, right down to the official language.

While multiple agencies failed in the lead-up to the Parkland shooting, the Broward County Sheriff’s Department – led by Sheriff Israel, had directly interfaced with self-confessed killer Nikolas Cruz – having received nearly 50 calls about him.

Perhaps resource officer Scot Peterson (the Broward Deputy who ran from the shooting) failed to commit Cruz for mental evaluation under Florida’s Baker Act.

Israel has refused to take responsibility for his behavior before or after the shooting. Under calls to resign, the Sheriff said:

“I gave him a gun. I gave him a badge. I gave him the training. If he didn’t have the heart to go in, that’s not my responsibility,” said Israel of Peterson’s failure to face Cruz during the shooting.

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