Nan H Rich

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel suspended over failures during Parkland shooting, replaced by Gregory Tony

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel suspended over failures during Parkland shooting, replaced by Gregory Tony

Gov. Ron DeSantis removed Broward Sheriff Scott Israel from office Friday, replacing him after 10 months of turmoil spawned by the slaughter of 17 staff and students in Parkland.

The new governor replaced Israel with former Coral Springs Police Sgt. Gregory Tony, 40, who has a background in active-shooter training and becomes the first black sheriff in Broward County’s history.

DeSantis announced the suspension at the Broward Sheriff’s Office headquarters while the displaced former sheriff prepared his response from a church in northwest Fort...

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