DeSantis Removes Broward County Sheriff From Office

Posted on January 11, 2019 5:15 pm

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R.) signed an executive order on Friday removing Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel from his post.

DeSantis announced the decision to remove Israel at the Broward County Sheriff’s headquarters just after 4:30 p.m., according to CBS4 Miami.

Retired Coral Springs Police Sgt. Gregory Tony will be the county’s interim sheriff. According to reports, Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last year, recommended Tony, who will be Broward County’s first African-American sheriff.

According to state law, Florida governors can suspend sheriffs for “malfeasance” and “neglect of