Broward County Sheriff's Office

Carline Jean / South Florida Sun Sentinel

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony has built his reputation as a reformer who isn’t afraid to take on bad cops in his own department.

Now, he’s showcasing his get-tough stance on police brutality in his first campaign ad, which includes footage of his own deputies slamming a teenager’s head to the ground and punching a handcuffed inmate.

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony Says '93 Shooting He Kept Secret Was ‘Clear Self-Defense’

May 4, 2020
David Santiago / MIAMI HERALD

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony killed a man with his father’s revolver at his home in Philadelphia when he was 14. But he said Sunday that he kept the shooting secret and didn’t disclose it when applying to the Coral Springs Police Department — or when he was appointed sheriff last year by Florida’s governor — because he was exonerated in juvenile court.

Now, exactly 27 years to the day it happened, the old killing has come back to haunt Tony after Florida Bulldog published a story Saturday detailing the May 3, 1993 shooting and raising questions about what happened.

Miami Herald

On this Tuesday, April 14, episode of Sundial:

Broward sheriff’s response to coronavirus

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony is facing many challenges to his leadership.

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South Florida Sun Sentinel

Law enforcement deputies plan to send a strong rebuke to Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony, who suspended their union president.

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Palm Beach County Sherrif

Two South Florida sheriff's officers, in Broward and Palm Beach counties, have died from the novel coronavirus.

AL DIAZ / Miami Herald

Two inmates in Broward County have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. The two cases mark the first time inmates in county jails in South Florida have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The day Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a public health state of emergency over COVID-19, there were 3,897 people incarcerated in Miami-Dade County’s jail system, the largest county jail system in the state. As the pending reality of the threat started to be understood, a growing number of officials have started to take concrete steps to reduce the number of people locked up in jails and prisons.

Via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Senate President Bill Galvano and Gov. Ron DeSantis are asking a federal judge to reject a lawsuit filed by former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who contends his constitutional rights were violated when he was removed from office last year.

Scott Israel
Peter Haden / WLRN

Florida senators have voted: Former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel will not be reinstated. 

Steve Cannon / AP

The Florida Senate is poised to formally remove Scott Israel as sheriff of Broward County Wednesday and, in a largely party-line vote, uphold his suspension from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

While the vote is expected to be seen as a political victory for the governor and long-sought validation for the families of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting who blame Israel’s failed leadership for the deaths of 17 students and faculty in 2018, it won’t end the debate.

Amy Beth Bennett / South Florida Sun Sentinel

In a precursor to next week’s special Senate session to decide if Scott Israel should get his job back as Broward County sheriff, parents of the students murdered in the Parkland school shooting on Monday urged and warned state senators not to do it.

Associated Press

Gov. Ron DeSantis is facing a showdown about one of his highest-profile decisions: the ouster of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, whose fate now rests in the hands of the Florida Senate.

The Republican governor’s legal team failed to persuade a Senate special master that Israel’s suspension was warranted, but DeSantis has a cadre of allies who might have the power to do what his lawyers could not.

Sam Turken / WLRN

Two additional Broward County Sheriff's Office deputies have been fired for their response to the Parkland school shooting.

Sheriff Gregory Tony announced Wednesday the completion of an internal affairs investigation that reviewed the performance of seven officers who responded to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018.    

Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel recently appeared before the Senate special master in his appeal hearing. Israel pointed to Governor Ron DeSantis’ allegations of incompetence on the job as political.

MIAMI HERALD

Stripped of his uniform and badge, ousted Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for the first time made a direct appeal to a Senate special master Tuesday as he tries to get his job back after Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended him from office because of the mass shooting at a Parkland high school last year.

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