Disgraced Former Broward County Sheriff Loses Primary Bid for Old Job

Disgraced Former Broward County Sheriff Loses Primary Bid for Old Job

On Tuesday, disgraced Broward County, Florida, Sheriff Scott Israel, lost the primary race to return to his former position.

Current sheriff Gregory Tony declared victory in the Democrat primary race. Tony was appointed to the position by Republican Governor Ron DeSanitis after DeSantis suspended Israel from the job in January 2019 due to Israel’s major failures surrounding the February 2018 mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which killed 17.

Tony is expected to win in November in the heavily blue county. He released a statement saying:

“The Democratic voters of Broward County have spoken and I am deeply honored that they have chosen me to lead the Broward Sheriff’s Office into a brighter, safer future! I promise BSO will become the national model for how a public safety agency can be run.”

In April 2018, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association held a “no confidence” vote, which voted 534-94, or 85%, against Israel. According to the Daily Wire, the union had never voted “no confidence” in a sheriff before.

Later that year, the MSDHS Public Safety Commission concluded that Israel’s active shooter policy contributed to the failures surrounding the shooting.

The Daily Wire reported that friends and relatives of the victims of the shooting have been speaking out against Israel.

Andrew Pollack, who tragically lost his daughter that day, tweeted:

Dana Loesch, who shared a stage with Israel at a CNN townhall in the aftermath of the massacre:

Good riddance to this corrupt clown.

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