The Miami Heraldreports that the governor will name retired Coral Springs Police Sgt. Gregory Tony as Broward's interim sheriff.
Tony, a former Coral Springs Police Sergeant, will serve as Broward County's first African-American Sheriff. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and four staffers experienced "mechanical issues" and made a pit stop in St. Petersburg on Friday as the new governor made his way to Fort Lauderdale.
Sheriff Israel has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership.
Seventeen students and staff were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School almost a year ago.
The Sun-Sentinel explained the Florida Constitution gives the governor the authority to suspend public officials for "neglect of duty" and other causes.
During a tour of the Everglades with reporters, he noted that he's not a "climate change denier", although he also took the time to say that neither is he appreciative of the "climate change believer" label.
Israel countered that other mass shootings did not result in the suspension of top law enforcement officials, including the bloodbath in 2016 in Orlando at the Pulse nightclub.
Credits Broward County Sheriff's Office
Israel also discussed plans to get his title back after the Florida Senate reconvenes March 5.
Israel was criticized for touting his "amazing leadership" during a CNN interview in the days after the shooting.
Israel said he "whole-heartedly reject (s) the statements in the governor's executive order as lacking both legal merit and a valid, factual basis".
Israel has been the target of public outrage for his department's handling of the Valentine's Day shooting a year ago in which 17 students and teachers were killed by a former student.
A state-appointed commission has identified multiple failings in Israel's agency's response to the shooting. The delays, along with a lack of training, communication problems and Israel's policy that did not require deputies to confront active assailants, contributed to the number of deaths and injured victims, the commission found.
BSO should revise its active assailant policy to make unequivocally clear that deputies are expected to immediately seek out an active assailant and that "containment" is not the policy of BSO.
Israel had faced fierce criticism for almost a year over his agency's response to the rampage that claimed the lives of 14 students and three staff members. The arrogance displayed over the past 24 hours by the board is indicative of how they have operated for the better part of the last decade-without transparency and with disdain for the people of South Florida who have been made to suffer through lost summer after lost summer.
His lawyer, Stuart Kaplan, said that not only would Israel fight the governor's order, but he would run for re-election when his term ends in 2020.
JUST IN: Chelsea reject €45m bid plus Malcom from Barcelona Malcom cost £38m when he left Bordeaux , meaning Barcelona are unlikely to offer too much cash on top of their swap proposal. Despite only signing for Barcelona a few months ago, his future has been subject to intense transfer speculation.
"I'm not keeping anything under wraps", Trump insisted in an interview Saturday night with Jeanine Pirro on Fox News . We were talking about Israel and securing Israel and lots of other things and it was a great conversation.
Macedonia's parliament ratified the name change deal on Friday, but it will not go into effect until Athens does the same. Stoltenberg said in a tweet Friday that the agreement is "an important contribution to a stable and prosperous region".
The Zenit St-Petersburg midfielder has scored 10 goals and grabbed 15 assists during his time in Russian Federation . I'm honoured to announce that I will be starting an exciting journey with this wonderfully historic Club.
The firm has repeatedly denied the accusations but several Western countries have restricted Huawei's access to their markets. Huawei is a Chinese telecommunications company that is viewed by USA government officials as a national security risk.
Part-time workers would fall under a mandate allowing them to accrue paid time off at a guaranteed minimum rate. Officials claimed that New York's scheme would be the most comprehensive free healthcare system in America.
This week, renders of an alleged Nokia phone surfaced online revealing what the punch-hole design will look like. In the same mix is Nokia 6 .1 Plus, which is a lone ranger owing that the 6.1 is already in local store shelves.
In the podcast " Royals " hosted by Rebecca Hyde and Angela Mollard, the latter criticized Markle's "tricky relatives". The half-brother of Meghan , the Duchess of Sussex , is facing a drunken-driving charge after an arrest in Oregon.
Going forward, Bungie will own and develop the franchise, and Activision will increase its focus on owned IP and other projects. What followed (four years later) was Destiny and more recently Destiny 2 being developed by Bungie and published by Activision.
Saudi Arabia confirmed for the first time that Dallas-based consultants DeGolyer and MacNaughton carried out the audit. The oil behemoth has so far largely avoided bond markets, relying nearly exclusively on its own cash or bank loans.
Visits and questioning of the once high-flying industry titan were postponed after Ghosn developed a fever on Wednesday evening. Renault, unlike Nissan, has maintained Ghosn as its chairman and chief executive, citing the presumption of innocence.
There is a slight chance for a few flurries on Monday, otherwise a dry week with milder weather returning on Tuesday. However, area counties had some snow and freezing rain in the December storm that caused schools to cancel classes.
South Africa and Leeds United star Phil Masinga dies at 49
Former Leeds United and South Africa striker Phil Masinga has tragically died at the age of just 49, it has been confirmed. South Africans are mourning the death of Bafana Bafana star Phil Masinga, who passed away after a long illness.
Yankees, LeMahieu agree to 2-year, $24M deal
This does not definitively close the book on Machado going to NY , which has always been viewed as his ideal landing spot. According to multiple reports, the Yankees have reached a two-year agreement with former Rockies second baseman D.J.
Chelsea 'want Callum Hudson-Odoi buy-back clause'
The Blues have been busy bees in the transfer window with a number of players linked with a move and away from the club. Coach Maurizio Sarri is a fan of Willian, and although he thinks he can improve - he says he does not want to lose him.
No emergency declaration to end U.S. govt shutdown
Trump originally pledged Mexico would pay for the wall, which he says is needed to stem the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs. President, Declare a national emergency NOW". "It's absurd, the arguments that are being made right now", he said.
Megyn Kelly exits NBC after controversial tenure
On Thursday, she said "you will definitely see me back on" when approached by celebrity photographers in New York City. Both Kelly's morning show and Sunday evening news program struggled to find viewers.
'Jayme is safe and we will make sure forever,' family says
Jayme told one of the neighbours in Gordon who took her in that she had walked away from a cabin where she had been held captive. Jayme was reunited with family members Friday, a moment Fitzgerald said he and many others have been hoping for since October.
TSA union holds rally at Atlanta's airport
He said the reality is setting in they're not going to get paid, but as essential personnel they're expected to still show up. The Miami Herald reports the terminal will reopen for flights Sunday morning and close again at 1 p.m. that day.