Disgruntled and suspended former Broward Country Sheriff Scott Israel’s appeal process is officially over!
After horrific responses and response times during the Parkland shooting, newly elected Governor Ron DeSantis did what he was elected to do, and he fired Scott Israel. Today, the Florida Supreme Court upheld that ruling.
Now the only way that Scott Israel could get elected again is if the voters vote him back in. That’s very unlikely to happen as both conservatives and liberals alike were calling for his head.
The court ruled that Gov. Ron DeSantis had the constitutional authority to suspend Israel in January for his agency’s failure to adequately respond to mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland and the Fort Lauderdale airport.
The decision all but ends Israel’s attempt to get his job back before the 2020 election — the Republican-led Florida Senate is able to overrule the governor’s suspension.
“I hope and expect the Senate will look at the merits of the claim,” said Israel’s attorney, Ben Kuehne. “If they do, and do not act politically, then Sheriff Israel will be reinstated.”
Without Senate intervention, the former sheriff’s only chance of returning to his job lies with the voters of Broward County, who elected him in 2012 and re-elected him easily in 2016.
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