Sheriff Israel Suspends Deputy Found Sleeping at Parkland High School

Never let it be said that Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel doesn’t take swift and decisive action when events or individuals under his command challenge the illusion of the “amazing leadership” he paints of the bumbling incompetence that characterizes his department.

A long-troubled student who was well-known to your department shoots up the local high school? Change the subject, spout non sequiturs, and deflect blame!

“Bump stocks should be illegal. They should be outlawed forever. Automatic rifles should be outlawed forever. And anybody who says different — we’re calling BS on that.”

“I was disgusted. I was just demoralized with the performance of former Deputy Peterson.”

“I can only take responsibility for what I knew about. I exercised my due diligence.”

That’s after comparing himself to “Don Shula, or Abraham Lincoln, or Martin Luther King, or Gandhi,” and digging in his heels as calls for his resignation rain down around him.

What are the latest indignities to befall the hapless chief law enforcement officer? Where should we start? How about with Nikolas Cruz’s younger brother Zachary — who displayed the same “red flags” for violence as his jailed sibling — who was caught trespassing on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas campus?

…the 18-year-old told police he wanted to “reflect on the school shooting and soak it in,” according to an arrest report. It said the teen had no ties to Broward County and that he “surpassed all locked doors and gates and proceeded to ride his skateboard through school grounds.”

Given the laughable security situation and the ineffectual law enforcement response at the school after a mass shooting, maybe it shouldn’t surprise anyone that . . .

Two students were arrested Tuesday for bringing knives to the Parkland school where 17 were killed by a gunman on Feb. 14 and a third is being mentally evaluated for making online threats.

It’s really shocking that anyone could manage to smuggle a weapon onto the campus given the heavy security on display and the clear-eyed vigilance of the law enforcement officers tasked with ensuring that nothing similar happens at the school again. Oh. wait . . .

According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, a Stoneman Douglas student approached a sergeant who was patrolling the interior of the school and said that Deputy Moises Carotti was asleep in his patrol car just after 5 p.m. The sergeant went to the marked patrol vehicle, which was parked on campus in the northwest corner of the 1200 building, and knocked on the window to rouse Carotti, who appeared to be sleeping.

Sheriff Israel was understandably distressed by his somnambulant subordinate.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he was disheartened to learn of the allegations against Carotti.

“That a deputy was sleeping is incredibly disappointing,” he said. “As you know, I can’t comment on an ongoing internal affairs investigation, but once the findings are in I will make the appropriate decisions regarding the way we are going to handle it and the level of discipline.”

The governor has even offered to take the burden of securing the school off of poor Sheriff Israel’s overburdened hands.

Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday the state is offering to send highway patrol troopers to secure every point of entry at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, following several student arrests the same day the school’s officer was suspended for allegedly sleeping on the job.

Scott sent a letter to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie Tuesday afternoon, saying he had heard from Parkland parents.

“Today, my office heard from parents of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, including parents who lost their children during the February attack,” the letter read. “They are still concerned about student safety at the school. Recent events at the school have demonstrated the need for additional security measures to be implemented.”

There’s no word yet whether Sheriff Scott will take the Governor up on his offer as the Broward County sh!t show rolls on.

comments

  1. avatar neiowa says:

    How many popo is chromedome going to send to this ONE school? a squad, a platoon? Going to “secure” every other Fl school?

    the joint is huge.

    http://www.newslocker.com/en-us/region/florida/school-dist-considers-demolishing-stoneman-douglas-building/

    1. avatar Ed Schrade says:

      Instead of demolishing the school building which is stupid, lets fire the school principal, superintendent, and the sheriff.

      1. avatar Disgusted says:

        Scott Israel needs to go. You think he would have his shit together after the FLL airport shooting. This man is only sheriff because of the perks and payoffs he receives. He is a joke.

        1. avatar Raoul Duke says:

          He is a Democrat.

          Democrats can get away with anything.

      2. avatar Clair Sims says:

        That really sounds about right the sheriff should be held accountable to he meclairssed up so did the others

  2. avatar Alex Waits says:

    Keystone cops indeed.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      His department makes the Keystone Cops look like the FBI.

      1. You mean he is really as bad as the FBI.

  3. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    Beware the Dream Warriors of Parkland High!

    1. avatar Chris T in KY says:

      That was my favorite Freddy Kruger movie.

  4. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    The best the good citizens of Broward County could do for themselves is Fire the Coward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

    1. avatar Ed Schrade says:

      The deputy asleep in his car was doing his job just as much as the sheriff was.

      1. avatar Phil Evans says:

        Sadly, yes he was.

  5. avatar GS650G says:

    My kids private school is very expensive and worth every penny.

    1. avatar little horn says:

      yep, thank god for our charter schools here. they are basically ran like private schools in a lot of ways.

    2. avatar Texas Gun Gal says:

      Our grandchildren go to private school school with a guard gate during school hours. All 3 are on scholarships.
      My brothers and I had 12 years of private school education. You don’t sass a nun if you value your hands. Boys got top of hands rapped with a wooden pointer, girl’s palm of hands were rapped. Very few girls ever did anything that justified corporate punishment. We did spend a sizable amount of time in after school time outs for passing notes in class.

  6. avatar little horn says:

    god this is fucking infuriating. i legitimately hate this man. i haven’t felt that way in a long time.

  7. avatar TommyG says:

    Sheriff Israel is a amazing leader. IN HIS OWN MIND.

  8. avatar Geoff PR says:

    ““That a deputy was sleeping is incredibly disappointing,” he said.”

    I’d call it something else, actually.

    ‘The Peter Principal’ in action right *here*, people…

  9. avatar Mr Lizard says:

    Well there’s no action there anymore, I’d be sleeping too

  10. avatar Oh noes says:

    “A Stoneman Douglas student approached a sergeant who was patrolling the interior of the school and said that Deputy Moises Carotti was asleep in his patrol car just after 5 p.m. The sergeant went to the marked patrol vehicle, which was parked on campus in the northwest corner of the 1200 building, and knocked on the window to rouse Carotti, who appeared to be sleeping”.

  11. avatar JJ says:

    It looks like these deputies do not care about our kids. If you want to sleep go home and sleep!! This is the second time a deputy failed us in parkland. Yes there is heavy police presents at douglas high but what good is that if they do not do their job correctly? How can you send your child to that school and feel safe knowing that the police are not doing their jobs correctly? This is terrible!! Angry and upset mother

  12. avatar jimmy james says:

    The only thing amazing about the sheriff and his 4 stars (what kind of an asshat cowboy wannabee general wears 4 stars on his collar…yes we all see you) is that he still has a job as sheriff.

    1. avatar Longhaired Redneck says:

      I live in Quartzsite, Arizona, summer population about 3800. The local PD has fewer than a dozen uniformed cops and a staff of three. Every cop’s business card identifies him as “Detective”, and the chief has five stars on his collar.

  13. avatar john says:

    “I was disgusted. I was just demoralized with the performance of former Deputy Peterson.”
    Then why did he state that Peterson did nothing wrong and followed procedure immediately after the shooting occurred?
    “I can only take responsibility for what I knew about. I exercised my due diligence.”
    He knew the shooter was unstable 2 yrs before the shooting, visited his home on dozens of occasions exact numbers in dispute and the opportunity to arrest him for previous violent behavior.
    Total fail, the Governor should fire him.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “Total fail, the Governor should fire him.”

      Hand him over to Negan…

      1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

        Who will introduce him to Lucile !

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          Negan’s got bigger problems.

          I can’t wait to see what the now re-clothed Jadis has planned for him…

          *snicker*

  14. avatar Garrison Hall says:

    This is a perfect example of why the NRA is a bunch of Nazis and we need to ban all assault weapons. Oh, wait . . .

  15. avatar Troubled Soul says:

    He might as well be asleep given that their deputies did such an “amazing” job of protecting the students that last time.
    In fact the kids are probably safer with him asleep.
    With him standing behind some post, while they were trying to run away from the shooter, he’d probably be in the way.
    Yet they want to you only count on them to protect you.

  16. avatar Ranger Rick says:

    As the TV show used to say “That’s Incredible!”. Why do I think Sheriff Incredible will pull out all the stops for his disciplinary investigation of the deputy?

  17. avatar Docduracoat says:

    My bumpstocks should be banned!
    Not one bump stock has ever been used in a crime in Florida
    Not one out of the hundreds, maybe thousands in the state right now
    Why did the Republicans vote to ban bump stocks?
    There is FINALLY a lawsuit filed by Shoot Center of Cape Coral to try to block the ban
    What can be done to help them win this lawsuit?

  18. avatar Moltar says:

    How dare yall define his character so succintly!!! Why if he could get a deputy to do their damn job he’d have that deputy arrest the lot of you.

    Now on a serious note, someone needs to inform this hero, this shining beacon of good, this great deity among mere mortals that the actions (or lack there of) and discipline of his subordinates say VOLUMES more about the caliber of his leadership than his fluffy blame deflecting press conferences. Sure he’s a great leader and the greatest cop to ever wear the badge (or at least that’s what the badge bunnies tell him) but it seems to me he couldn’t lead a herd of sheep across an open field. The more I see of this department the more I think that these screw ups are just normal SOP for the department and not the exception.

  19. avatar Johnny108 says:

    Another winner from the Coward County Sheriff….

  20. avatar Just a librarian says:

    Let’s see… Deflection, Self Promotion, and just plain Stupidty. Yup, he graduated top of his BELIKETRUMP101 class at POTUS #45 University….

    1. avatar The Sand Man says:

      You may like this picture Librarian:

      https://prepforthat.com/scott-israel-hillary-clinton/amp/

  21. avatar bernie says:

    that asshole sheriff needs to be hung in public for treason

  22. avatar Bob Watson says:

    Why does everyone insist on trash talking the deputies and their amazing leader in Coward county? Sheriff “Izzy Big Ears” Israel is dealing with this latest PR disaster (which is not his fault). All mobile units operated by the Coward county sheriff’s office will be equipped with ballistic pillows by the end of the week.

  23. avatar Wilson Rodriguez says:

    Pls Sheriff Israel you need to resign immediately and your continuous failure is indangering the children of Broward County
    Pls di the right thing and take responisble for the actions of your officers

  24. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    …the 18-year-old told police he wanted to “reflect on the school shooting and soak it in,” according to an arrest report. It said the teen had no ties to Broward County and that he “surpassed all locked doors and gates and proceeded to ride his skateboard through school grounds.”

  25. avatar Otis Spencer says:

    You want to put an end to these people in government screwing up all these things that we pay for,, simply stop giving your money to them,,they can’t survive without you paying your taxes ,,they don’t give a rats ass about stealing from you,, all the while figuring how to placate you instead of doing the right thing,,stop the money they’ll catch on quicker,,stop being a sheep,,be a sheep dog,,and protect your family,,all these refugees are leaving their countries,, because THEY DON’T HAVE A GUN TO PROTECT THEMSELVES,, THE GOVERNMENT IN THOSE PLACES WANT THEM TO LEAVE THEY DON’T WANT A BUNCH OF PEOPLE THAT CAN’T EVEN PROVIDE FOR THEMSELVES,,THINK ABOUT IT,,WHAT BETTER WAY TO TO SEND MUSLIMS TO EVERY CORNER OF THE EARTH,,WAKE UP YOU SHEEP,, YOUR CHILDREN WONT LIVE A LONG LIFE,,IF YOU DON’T STOP PAYING FOR THEIR DEMISE,,WAKE UP ITS NOT A CONSPIRACY ITS HAPPENING NOW!!!!!

  26. avatar Ret1SG says:

    What a worth POS! The people of Broward county need to get rid of this ass-hat, as well as the idiot school superintendent!

  27. avatar Vin Unessey says:

    WHAT AN IDIOTTTTT!!! TYPICAL BROWARD COUNTY. WHAT A JOKE… The Palm Beach and Dade County guys must be shaking their heads… Embarassing..

  28. avatar doesky2 says:

    The fact that this azzhole still has a job is example #3,278,843 of the total worthlessness of governent.

  29. avatar Red Forman says:

    When did they clone Barney Fife?

  30. avatar Jeremy J says:

    As Myron Fagan once said, “we seem shocked and amazed at the mistakes our government continues to make that favor the enemy and not us, by law of averages they should surely make a mistake that favors us sometimes, yet they don’t”. Without getting to conspiracy involved here I’ll say as others have said time and time again, “something’s fishy here”

  31. avatar Richard Cutie says:

    This guy is obviously a joke and runs his department as well as his hero Hillary ran her campain. He should be run out of that department just like Peterson was. The blood of those kids is on his hands. Plain and simple

  32. avatar Raoul Duke says:

    If he was a Republican he would be gone.

    But since he is a Democrat and buddy buddy with Hillary Clinton nothing will happen to him.

    Democrats get away with everything.

  33. avatar Hugo says:

    He is a shoe-in for the 2018 Biggest Douche in the Universe award.

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