Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Tells Staffers He’ll Be Suspended Over Parkland Shooting: Report

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is preparing to be suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis after receiving criticism over his office’s handling of the Parkland school shooting last year, The Miami Herald reports. Israel, who has reportedly served as sheriff for two terms, reportedly told his staff that his ouster was “inevitable.” The Herald reports that DeSantis has not made any public announcement regarding Israel’s employment status. Stuart N. Kaplan, one of Israel’s lawyers, told the newspaper the sheriff was working in his office in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday. “The governor has not said anything to us, directly or indirectly, as to whether or not the sheriff is going to be suspended,’’ Kaplan said. “He is working and continues to serve the citizens of Broward County.’’ Seventeen people were killed last February when Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz was able to escape the high school’s campus, but was later apprehended by police.