Remember this guy at the CNN town hall event following the Parkland shooting? He tried to place all the blame on the NRA. He was clearly trying to deflect. Now he’s facing a no confidence vote from his own department. The truth is finally catching up to him.
CBS News in Miami reports:
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel To Face No-Confidence Vote
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is facing a no-confidence vote from the union representing his own deputies.
According to a statement from Jeff Bell, the president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, “Today, Friday April 20th, 2018, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association announced it has scheduled a No-Confidence vote on Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. Union President and Broward Sheriff Deputy Jeff Bell said the move follows many instances of suspected malfeasance, misfeasance, failure to maintain fiduciary responsibility by the Sheriff, failure to properly investigate possible criminal misconduct by members of his senior command staff and the lack of leadership that has crushed morale throughout the agency.”
The vote will begin electronically Friday night and closes April 26.
Bell says the historic move is due to the dysfunction of the office, which has been piling up for years. But it was Israel’s behavior after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 people dead that pushed the rank and file over the edge, he says. Especially when Israel swiftly blamed school resource officer Scot Peterson for not entering the building and stopping the shooter.
They clearly need new leadership here. Good for them for taking action, even if it’s a bit late.