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Bernie Kerik: Broward County Sheriff Didn't Do His Job

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By    |   Monday, 26 February 2018 08:46 PM

The Florida sheriff whose department responded to the recent school shooting showed poor leadership and should be suspended, former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik told Newsmax TV.

During an appearance on "Newsmax Now," Kerik told host John Bachman that Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel needs to be investigated.

"I think he's nuts. That's what I think, and I'm not joking," Kerik said.

Israel told CNN over the weekend he has shown "amazing leadership" as sheriff, a political position he was first voted into in 2012. He also told CNN he only takes responsibility for what he is aware of.

"This is responsibility: Every man and woman under his command is his responsibility," Kerik said. "He's gotta make sure that they do the job they were sworn to do. These people were Constitutionally bound to engage that shooter and protect life and property. They did not do it. That's his responsibility."

At least one police officer positioned himself outside the building where a man walked in and killed 14 children and three adults two weeks ago. Israel publicly shamed the officer for not running into the building while the shooting was taking place.

The officer subsequently retired. He said Monday he believed the shooting was happening outside the school, not inside.

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Israel has come under fire for wading into politics and for what some feel is not taking responsibility for things that went wrong leading up to the shooting, including the fact deputies had dozens of contacts with the alleged shooter in recent years. Nothing was done, and the accused shooter was able to purchase a gun and ammunition.

"It's complete incompetence, it's negligence, he shouldn't be on the job, he should be removed," Kerik said. "I urge the attorney general of the state of Florida to make sure that this is investigated fully."

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Former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik told Newsmax TV the Florida sheriff whose department responded to the recent school shooting showed poor leadership and should be suspended.
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