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
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[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.

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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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