FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Despite growing calls in Tallahassee for his resignation, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel is adamant _ he’s not going anywhere.
“I have done nothing that would warrant my resignation and have absolutely no intentions of resigning,” he said. “I am committed to BSO and the safety of Broward County. I will remain sheriff for so long as the voters of Broward County want to have me.”
During his campaign for governor, Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis said he would have removed Israel from office given the Broward Sheriff’s Office’s response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Since then, DeSantis has appointed a transition advisory team on public safety that includes many of Israel’s harshest critics, signaling that removing Israel could still be a priority for the incoming governor. The governor’s office has said a decision on Israel would come swiftly following DeSantis’ inauguration.
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