Florida governor suspends sheriff for response to school massacre

Florida governor suspends sheriff for response to school massacreDeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel showed leadership failures in the shooting that left 14 students and three adults dead at the hands of a lone gunman on Feb. 14, 2018. “The massacre might never have happened had Broward had better leadership in the sheriff’s department,” DeSantis said during a news conference outside the Broward Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. Israel, a Democrat who has served as the elected sheriff of the agency with 5,800 employees since 2013, accused the newly elected Republican governor of a power grab.



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