Hollywood, FL – The Black Republican Caucus of Florida (BRCF) is proud to stand in support of Governor Ron DeSantis as he continues to stand on his principles, holding elected officials across the state of Florida accountable against fraud, malfeasance, misfeasance and the neglect of duty.

On March 18, 2018 the horrific series of events that took place at Marjorie Stoneman Douglass Highschool in Parkland, FL, left Florida and the nation in shock after learning that the mass shooting could’ve been prevented. Over the course of a 9-year period Broward Sheriffs Office received 39 different calls regarding MSDH gunman Nikolas Cruz. During Sheriff Israel’s tenure, not once did the Sheriff direct command leadership or staff to address the issues further, also ignoring redirected calls from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

As an elected official and leader of the largest law enforcement agency in Broward County it is the responsibility of the Sheriff to ensure that all command staff, department heads and deputies be performing to the highest standards humanly possible. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the Sheriff to demand that BSO in its entirety deliver the soundest customer service possible. That was not the case under the direction of Sheriff Israel.

BRCF is grateful to Governor DeSantis for taking the bold step in correcting these issues and offering an alternative to the constituents of Broward County as they seek to rebuild trust in  the law enforcement agency that serves and protects all residents of Broward County regardless  of  zip  code.  BRCF  applauds  Governor  DeSantis  appoint  of                                                                                                        , Broward County’s first black sheriff. This monumental appointment again, speaks to Governor DeSantis’s commitment to put community first while upholding the rule of law.

“Governor DeSantis is a man of true moral and conviction whom I am proud to support and stand by. Governor DeSantis’s decision to suspend Sheriff Israel and appoint Sheriff                                  is a true testament to his ability to lead and govern according to what is in the best interest of Florida constituents, period. I am also grateful that in Governor DeSantis’s appointment, history has been made as we now have the 1st black Sheriff in Broward County’s existence. I look forward to working with Sheriff and helping to restore constituents trust in BSO.”

Sean P. Jackson – Chairman, Black Republican Caucus of Florida



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