Judge Rules Governor Within His Authority To Suspend Former Broward Sheriff

Jan 2019
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Did he really think the Judge would have ruled any different? :rolleyes:

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. —
A Broward County judge has ruled that Gov. Ron DeSantis was within his authority to suspend Sheriff Scott Israel.

Broward County Judge David A. Haimes said the governor's Jan. 11 executive order to suspend Israel lists specific grounds, "neglect of duty and incompetence," that meet the jurisdictional threshold set forth in the Florida Constitution.

DeSantis cited Israel's handling of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the 2017 shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in his executive order.

Israel was elected sheriff in 2012. DeSantis appointed former Coral Springs police Sgt. Gregory Tony to replace Israel, who is fighting to get his job back.

The ruling clears the way for a Florida Senate hearing on Israel's suspension.

https://www.wpbf.com/article/judge-...ty-to-suspend-former-broward-sheriff/27046381
 

Ian Jeffrey

Council Hall
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Vulcan, down the street from Darth Vader
What is the legal basis for one elected official suspending another (in Florida)?

(I have to go to shul soon for Shabbat & do not have time to do legal research right now.)
 

Tedminator

Former Staff
Jun 2010
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What is the legal basis for one elected official suspending another (in Florida)?
(I have to go to shul soon for Shabbat & do not have time to do legal research right now.)
Israel can always run for re-election/re-enstatement come 2020. Mistakes were made in the BSO during his time so I'm ok with the firings. In the meantime I'm good with his replacement temp sheriff..

10 more dismissed from Broward Sheriff's Office under new regime
Add 10 more names to the list of more than a dozen who have left the Broward Sheriff's Office since Gov. Ron DeSantis replaced Sheriff Scott Israel last month with Gregory Tony. This week’s dismissals include a captain who got into trouble last year over a homophobic Facebook post and the community outreach team he oversaw.

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