Outspoken Broward County Sheriff Faces No Confidence Vote from Deputies Union Following Parkland School Shooting (VIDEO)
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel faces a no confidence vote by the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association following the Parkland school shooting.
The Deputies Association says the vote was necessary following several instances of suspected malfeasance, misfeasance, and failure to maintain fiduciary responsibility by the sheriff.
Broward county sheriffs faced an enormous amount of ridicule after they were told to stand down while Nikolas Cruz was shooting students inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in February.
Israel touted his own “amazing leadership” after the Parkland school shooting in February.
CBS Local reported:
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is facing a no-confidence vote from the union representing his own deputies.
According to a statement from Jeff Bell, the president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, “Today, Friday April 20th, 2018, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association announced it has scheduled a No-Confidence vote on Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. Union President and Broward Sheriff Deputy Jeff Bell said the move follows many instances of suspected malfeasance, misfeasance, failure to maintain fiduciary responsibility by the Sheriff, failure to properly investigate possible criminal misconduct by members of his senior command staff and the lack of leadership that has crushed morale throughout the agency.”
The vote begins electronically Friday night and closes April 26.
While the vote is more symbolic than anything else, the union president says the Governor will have grounds to let Sheriff Israel go once he sees the misuse of tax payers money that’s happened under his watch.