BREAKING: @GovRonDeSantis just signed the executive order removing @browardsheriff Scott Israel, per source.
He signed it in the car while driving into BSO parking lot.
Announcement on @CBSMiami live shortly
— Jim DeFede (@DeFede) January 11, 2019
There had been reports this was coming earlier in the week.
And now Gov. DeSantis has pulled the trigger and replaced him with a cop’s cop, not a politician. Israel is expected to fight the removal.
DeSantis also says he’s reviewing Supt. Robert Runcie who also did nothing despite complaints about the Parkland shooter.
FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A retired Coral Springs police sergeant will take the helm of the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
On Friday, Governor Ron Desantis suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel and named Gregory Tony as interim sheriff.
Tony is the county’s first African-American sheriff.
Tony’s resume cites a number of advanced degrees including Criminal Justice Doctorate Degree Candidate, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Nova Southeastern University and he was an Adjunct Criminal Professor for eight years.
He got his Bachelor Degree in Criminology in 2002 at Florida State University where he also played football.