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Broward Sheriff, Suspended After Parkland Shooting, Requests Hearing To Get Job Back

Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, center, listens to comments by his attorney at a news conference after new Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Israel, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., over his handling of the massacre.
Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, center, listens to comments by his attorney at a news conference after new Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Israel, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., over his handling of the massacre.

Since his ouster more than two weeks ago, which he called a political “power grab,” suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has been adamant that he would challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to remove him from office.

He and his legal team took their first official step on Tuesday, notifying the Florida Senate of Israel’s formal request for an evidentiary hearing before an appointed special master to challenge the Jan. 11 suspension. Apart from his appeal before the Republican-majority Senate, which will ultimately vote on the merits of the suspension, Israel is also considering a legal challenge.

He is  raising money through a recently formed legal defense fund.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald

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