Florida's recap – Highlights from around the state – July 2nd
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel officially launched his election bid for Broward Sheriff in 2020. Current Sheriff Gregory Tony has stated he’ll run for election but hasn’t filed to do so as of now.
- Related – Broward lost its accreditation from the Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation agency. The handling of the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting and the attack at Stoneman Douglas were cited as the primary reasons. The very reasons cited for Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s suspension by Governor DeSantis
- Governor DeSantis declared July as Recreation and Parks month in an effort to encourage participation in one of Florida’s 175 parks
- Dr. Ben Carson hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony in Miami for the opening of the new Liberty Square HUD project complete with 1455 units
- The ACLU sued the state of Florida over the financial restitution required under the new state law for the restoration of felon voting rights