Sher­iff sus­pended over Park­land

The Maui News - - AUTO -

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — New Florida Gov. Ron DeSan­tis sus­pended Broward County Sher­iff Scott Is­rael on Fri­day over his han­dling of Fe­bru­ary’s mas­sacre at Mar­jory Stone­man Dou­glas High School, say­ing he “re­peat­edly failed and has demon­strated a pat­tern of poor lead­er­ship.”

The Repub­li­can gov­er­nor flew to Fort Lauderdale three days af­ter tak­ing of­fice to re­move the Demo­cratic sher­iff, ap­point­ing a for­mer po­lice sergeant to serve as act­ing sher­iff. Gre­gory Tony, 40, is the first African-Amer­i­can to serve as Broward’s sher­iff.

DeSan­tis said dur­ing a news con­fer­ence out­side the sher­iff’s of­fice head­quar­ters that Is­rael failed to keep fam­i­lies and chil­dren safe be­fore and dur­ing the Feb. 14 shoot­ing that left 14 stu­dents and three staff mem­bers dead in­side the three-story fresh­man build­ing.

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