Florida's Speaker of the House has joined the call to remove Broward County's sheriff. Richard Corcoran wrote a letter to Governor Rick Scott yesterday, asking him to suspend Scott Israel for failures "during and after the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School." He also says the sheriff's office failed to intervene before the shooting after law enforcement was called to homes where the shooter resided on several occasions. Corcoran's letter is signed by more than 70 Republicans in Tallahassee. It came a day after Boca Raton Republican State Representative Bill Hager sent the governor a letter with the same request. Israel says he won't resign. Gov. Scott says he has asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the law enforcement response to the Parkland shooting immediately.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel defended the work of his agency during a contentious interview with CNN on Sunday morning, as the state's speaker of the House of Representativesjoined the voices calling for his ouster.
Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, the speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, called for Israel's suspension from office in a letter to Gov. Rick Scott. The letter, dated Sunday and released on Corcoran's Twitter account, asked that Israel be suspended for "incompetence and neglect of duty" in connection the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School fatal shooting.
It was signed by Corcoran and 73 other Republican state representatives.