At the news conference, Israel was introduced by attorney Stuart Kaplan as “former Sheriff Scott Israel.”
This Was About Politics, Not Parkland: Defiant Scott Israel Will Fight His Suspension @joanmurraycbs4 @ccoddcbs4news @FrancesWangTV @DeFede
#BREAKING 5 members of @BrowardSheriff command staff resign over the expected suspension of Sheriff Scott Israel
Sheriff suspension imminent? Although it may happen, I have not been suspended,” @browardsheriff Scott Israel told @SunSentinel in a text message Tuesday evening.
Israel concluded his news conference by revealing he plans to file a lawsuit and also intends to once again run for Broward County sheriff in 2020.
Israel had faced criticism over BSO’s response to the Parkland shooting, the shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, as well as the response to an inmate who escaped from a Broward County courthouse in 2016, leading to an almost weeklong manhunt.
Five top deputies to Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County have signed separation forms to leave their posts ahead of the expected suspension of the sheriff, happening momentarily in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Background:
Israel acknowledged the Parkland shooting victims in his rebuttal to the governor.
Kaplan said Israel is barred under the suspension from communicating with Gregory Tony, the new sheriff.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced the suspension of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel over the handling of the Parkland school massacre, one day after Israel reportedly told his staff he will likely be removed from office.
NEW: Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel responds to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Executive Order: This suspension is not about what occurred on February 14th... this was about politics, not about Parkland.
Despite those allegations, former Orlando police Chief John Mina — one of the leaders in the response — was elected Orange County’s sheriff in November.
“Let’s understand the suspension for what it really is, a massive political power grab, by the governor to subvert the will of our Broward County voters,” Israel said.
The Florida sheriff whose office responded to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland will be suspended by the states new governor Friday, a source familiar with the process tells CNN
Sheriff Scott Israel: Career defined by controversy and fury over failures during Parkland shooting
I jumped the gun on Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s suspension. Looks like it’s coming down but hasn’t yet. He’s preparing for it by packing up his office and informing his staff that it’s imminent.
Debbie Hixon, the widow of MSD victim Chris Hixon, said she hopes that, under the new sheriff’s leadership, BSO deputies will run in and try to protect victims during a school shooting.
Sheriff Scott Israels attorney Stuart Kaplan says Israel still has not been informed of a suspension, removal, etc. @CBSMiami
Just a little media staged in anticipation of Gov @RonDeSantisFL suspension of Sheriff Scott Israel and his appointment of Gregory Tony. We’ve got pro- & anti-Israel folks here, one dude who always screams at me and a guy in a Q-Anon shirt. Broward!
Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday called his ouster by the state’s newly elected governor a “massive political power grab” and vowed to fight to regain his job and salvage his political career.