Broward deputies hold their no-confidence vote on Sheriff Israel; render overwhelming verdict

Broward deputies hold their no-confidence vote on Sheriff Israel; render overwhelming verdict
In the jungle, the mighty jungle... (Image: Screen grab of Guardian News video, YouTube)

[Ed. – That’s pretty unambiguous.]

A union of deputies in Florida on Thursday announced it has “no confidence” in Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association said a symbolic vote among its members, initiated last week, indicated 534 of 628 officers in the union voted they had no confidence in the sheriff.

The association, a chapter of the International Union of Police Associations, cited the national criticism surrounding Israel and his office following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.

Israel, in response to the announcement of a vote, said union boss Jeff Bell was trying “to use the Parkland tragedy as a bargaining tactic to extort a 6.5 percent raise” from the sheriff’s office, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

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