Union Members Send Message To Broward Sheriff Scott Israel: We've Lost Confidence In You

Apr 27, 2018
Originally published on April 27, 2018 12:33 pm

The results are in: More than 80 percent of the Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association members who voted have no confidence in Sheriff Scott Israel.

But that's not the entire picture.

Only about half of the union's members voted and the deputies association is one of several that represent Broward Sheriff's Office employees. The straw poll also won't have any major effect on the elected sheriff.

Another union, the Federation of Public Employees, last week wrote a letter to support Israel on behalf of the 2,500 BSO employees it represents.

Still, Jeffrey Bell, president of the union said the vote — 534 of the 628 who voted had no confidence — should send a clear message to Israel, who has faced sharp criticism over how he handled the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in February.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald

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