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Offline Elderberry

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Washington Times 4/5/2019

A judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Florida sheriff whom Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended after accusing him of failing to prevent the Parkland school shooting.

Broward Circuit Judge David Haimes ruled that DeSantis’ executive order removing Scott Israel from his position as Broward County sheriff was consistent with the Florida Constitution. The judge didn’t assess the merits of the specific allegations against Israel.

DeSantis, who suspended Israel from his elected position in January and appointed an acting sheriff, accused Israel of neglect of duty and incompetence. The governor has said Israel displayed poor leadership and failed to keep families and children safe before and during the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead.

“I am pleased that the court recognizes my authority as governor to suspend a public official for reasons of neglect of duty and incompetence,” DeSantis said in a prepared statement. “Now, I will ask the Senate to move forward with the process of the formal removal of Scott Israel. Broward County deserves professional law enforcement leadership that will safeguard the best interests of the community and work diligently for the protection of life.”

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So glad DeSantis is our governor!  To think that the liberal leftists almost prevailed with their corruption in trying to rig the election.
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