Why Was Clarence Thomas the Lone Dissenter in a Recent Second Amendment Ruling?
UPDATE: Biden Finally Releases Statement on Terrorist Mob That Attacked LA Synagogue
CNN Host Gets Roasted for Her Explanation for Why She Cut Off a...
Is This Why There's Going to Be a Game Seven in the Stanley...
Trump Has a Chance
New Pentagon Chief of Staff Slammed As 'Unqualified' and Not 'Trustworthy'
Former White House Physician to Biden: Submit to a Drug Test Before the...
Six Years After This Climate 'Prophet' Said Arctic Ice Would Be Gone, It's...
Latest White House Communications Hire Scrubs Social Media Account Over Troubling Views
Here's What a New Poll Says About How Young People Vote
There's an Update About the 12-Year-old Texas Girl Who Was Reportedly Murdered by...
A ‘Trans’ Athlete Robbed Women of a Women's NCAA Title. Here’s What He...
Five Illegal Aliens Charged With Kidnapping 14-Year-Old Girl
Will Congress Take Internet Safety Seriously?
The Supreme Court Will Review a Ban on So-Called ‘Gender-Affirming’ Care for Kids
Tipsheet

The Sheriff's Department That Is Just A Complete And Total Disaster

It’s the sheriff’s department that just can’t do anything right. I would say this would be an embarrassment, but we’ve long past that; it’s been embarrassing for months. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has fired two more deputies for neglect during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead. It sparked yet another wave of anti-gun activism. The school resource officer that was the initial lightening rod, Scot Peterson, resigned, though faced intense scrutiny for pretty much not confronting shooter Nikolas Cruz as he committed this senseless act of violence. For his part in this debacle, he was recently brought up on child neglect and perjury charges (via WSJ):

Advertisement

Two more Broward County Sheriff’s deputies have been fired following an internal investigation into the agency’s handling of the massacre at a Parkland, Fla., high school last year, officials said.

[…]

Two additional deputies were fired this week, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said Wednesday. The remaining three officers will return to their regular duties.

“One of the things that we were able to examine and look at as a command staff was the performance aspects of the deputies that were out there that day,” Mr. Tony said at a news conference. “As we conclude this final chapter for this organization…we are now going to continue to move forward with fixing the issues that exist in the agency as related to training.”

In all, seven sheriff’s deputies were investigated (via CBS Miami):

 

“Seven deputies were the subject of the internal affairs investigation at my request and our findings, now that this investigation has concluded, included the termination of two employees yesterday. That was Deputy Edward Eason as well as Deputy Joshua Stambaugh. The other three remaining deputies were found non-sustained, meaning no disciplinary action was taken against them,” said Tony.

Advertisement

Prior to these firings, sheriff’s deputies were caught sleeping on the job near Marjory Stonemanweeks after the shooting. Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Scott Israel as sheriff for his incompetence as well. Oh, and to add a cherry on top of this mess, the sheriff’s department accidentally released a murder suspect earlier this month (NBC Miami):

The Broward County Sheriff's Office released Eric Vail, 28, when a second-degree murder charge was dismissed even though he had been indicted by a grand jury earlier this year on a first-degree murder charge.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said a "communication issue within the court system" caused the mix-up. She said the jail had not received any documentation from the clerk of courts that Vail was to remain in custody to face another charge.

The state attorney's office said sheriff's officials should have known about the charge because they took Vail to court Thursday on the upgraded charge.

When it comes to upholding law and order, Broward County has been an abject failure. 

Advertisement

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement