Florida governor suspends terror-tied Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for disastrous lack of response in Parkland shooting


Terror-tied CAIR Sheriff Scott Israel, whose deputies did nothing during the Parkland school shootout, yet he provided weapons training to a notorious radical mosque, has finally been suspended.

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…several deputies stayed outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., during the response to the mass shooting instead of immediately going inside. Already, Sheriff Scott Israel has said the first deputy there, the school’s resource officer, did not go inside even though the gunman was actively shooting.

The investigation became public after several media reports, citing unnamed officials in the nearby Coral Springs Police Department, said officers who responded to the Feb. 14 shooting were concerned because Broward deputies did not immediately enter the building to help those who had been injured inside.

Longtime Geller Report readers were warned about Sheriff Israel and his terror-tied department for years.

Back in 2015, I reported on the terror-tied CAIR Leader Nezar Hamze being appointed deputy sheriff by Sheriff Scott Israel. The same Sheriff Israel whose department stood down and hid while children were being shot up in school by a psychopath. Instead, Israel sanctioned CAIR sheriff Hamze teaching a radical mosque how to use guns.

Florida governor suspends Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, sources say

By Elizabeth Zwirz, Matt Finn | Fox News

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who faced criticism over his department’s response to the deadly Parkland, Florida school shooting last year, was officially suspended by newly sworn-in Gov. Ron DeSantis, multiple sources told Fox News on Tuesday.

The news followed an earlier report from the Miami Herald that the official had informed his top commanders that he’d be removed from the post as a result of his response.

17 people were killed during the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The suspect was identified as Nikolas Cruz.

Calls for Israel to resign came shortly after the fatal incident occurred and in April, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association voted “no confidence” in him. The association cited the national criticism surrounding Israel and his office following the shooting.

Anthony Borges, a student who was shot five times while shielding classmates during the massacre but survived, criticized Israel, along with Superintendent Robert Runcie, in April for the attack, saying they “failed us students, teachers and parents alike on so many levels.”

A police report from the Coral Springs Police Department alleged that one Broward County deputy was “taking cover behind a tree” during the shooting, while others took up “exterior positions behind their vehicles” parked outside the school.

Surveillence footage taken at Stoneman Douglas the day of the incident shows Deputy Scot Peterson, the school’s resource officer, never going into the building during the shooting and was heard on radio telling other officers to “stay at least 500 feet away” from the building.

Israel condemned Peterson’s actions and requested an internal affairs investigation.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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