After days of outrage, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has tasked Florida Department of Law Enforcement to launch a probe into the Broward County Sheriff’s Office over their mishandling of the Parkland shooting.
“I have asked for FDLE to immediately investigate the law enforcement response and will continue to review this matter as more facts come out. There must be an independent investigation and that is why I asked the FDLE Commissioner to immediately start this process,” Scott said in a Sunday night statement.
This comes right after Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran sent a letter to his office calling for the “immediate” suspension of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.
“I have spoken to Speaker Corcoran about his request and I understand his concerns,” Scott added. “I have spoken to the Speaker regularly since the shooting, and like me, he wants the families to have answers and for there to be full accountability. That’s what the victims and their families deserve.”
Scott Israel came under a lot of fire for not doing anything while the school shooter, Nikolas Cruz, shot and killed 17 people inside of the Parkland school. Four of his officers were on the site standing outside during the massacre.
Sheriff Israel really struck a nerve when he told CNN’s Jake Tapper he has shown “amazing leadership” in the wake of Nikolas Cruz’s killing spree, although the evidence would suggest otherwise.
Jake Tapper asks Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel if he thinks the Parkland shooting might not have happened if his office had done things differently.
Sheriff responds: “If ifs and butts were candy and nuts OJ Simpson would still be in the record books.” pic.twitter.com/4sckH3Hdjp
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) February 25, 2018
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