It is becoming more clear every day that the Broward Sheriff and his deputies failed the students of Parkland by refusing to engage the shooter. They also ignored multiple warnings about the shooter. Now people are calling for Sheriff Scott Israel to resign.
FOX News reports:
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel facing calls for his ouster after Florida school shooting
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is facing a growing number of calls to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel from his position over the department’s response to the high school shooting that killed 17 people.
Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Pasco County, sent a letter to Scott on Sunday asking the governor to suspend Israel. A day earlier, State Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, urged Scott to relieve Israel from his duties for “neglect of duty and incompetence,” the Palm Beach Post reported.
In addition, a survivor of the shooting told Fox News on Sunday that the sheriff had to go.
“He failed to act on so many different levels and him himself, he is responsible for this massive failure. It could have been easily stopped both by the FBI and the sheriff’s department had they acted,” Kyle Kashuv told “America’s News HQ.”
Scott does have the power to remove Israel due to the state’s Statute 112.52, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. He said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement would launch an investigation, adding, “There must be an independent investigation and that is why I asked the FDLE Commissioner to immediately start this process.”
People are right to be angry. These men failed to do their jobs. They should pay a penalty.