Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, has fired Scott Israel, the idiot sheriff of Broward County.
From NBC Miami:
Surrounded by some of the parents of victims of the Parkland school shooting, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that he’s suspending embattled Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.
DeSantis made the announcement at a news conference outside BSO headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, where he was joined by Andrew Pollack, Max Schachter, Ryan Petty and other parents who have been critical of Israel in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
“The massacre might never have happened had Broward had better leadership in the sheriff’s department,” DeSantis said.
After issuing the executive order to suspend Israel, DeSantis said he was appointing Gregory Tony as the next Broward Sheriff. Tony is a former Coral Springs Police sergeant and the president of an active shooter response training company.
Coral Springs, if you’ll remember, was praised for their response to Parkland. I like the move.
There’s a new sheriff in town, or county, whatever:
And our friend, Ryan Petty, whose daughter was killed in Parkland, was there:
“Today is about a new chapter for Broward County. Gov. @RonDeSantisFL , I want to thank you for your bold leadership. This is an example and demonstration of the bold leadership we need in Broward County.”
– Parkland father @rpetty
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 11, 2019
Good for Ron. Off to a good start.