One of the nation’s worst law enforcement officers, former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, has lost his bid to regain his old job. Lacking any sense of responsibility or shame for his abysmal performance or being fired for his poor management and his department’s general level of incompetence, Israel had challenged current Sheriff Gregory Tony in attempt to regain his former position.
FLASHBACK: The Failed Leadership of SCOTT ISRAEL: https://t.co/h8jYtt14xl
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 19, 2020
It was Israel’s department that utterly bungled the response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February of 2018, in which 17 teachers and students were murdered. It’s not a stretch at all to conclude that the many BCSO failures resulted in more dead and wounded that day.
The good news tonight is that Israel’s effort to regain his job as sheriff has failed.
Sheriff Gregory Tony, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ appointee, has been declared the winner in the Primary race for Broward County Sheriff over former sheriff Scott Israel.
As of 9:30 p.m. with 98 percent precincts reporting (567 out of 577), Tony claimed victory in a statement with Israel trailing at that time by a little over 4,000 votes.
In the heavily Democratic county, the primary, for all intents and purposes, decides who will be the next sheriff.
Scott Israel’s failures led to the death of my daughter.
He bragged about his ‘amazing leadership.’
He mocked my family in our fight for justice for years.
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) August 19, 2020
Tony issued the following statement:
I am deeply honored that Democratic voters have chosen me to lead the Broward Sheriff’s Office into a brighter, safer future. We’ve come a long way in the last eighteen months, but there is still much work to be done. Together, we’re reforming the Sheriff’s Office, promoting good deputies and keeping our communities safer by embracing police reform. As your Sheriff, I will work tirelessly to make this department a model for how a public safety agency can be effective, transparent, and accountable to our community. Let’s keep moving forward.