The Broward County deputies have voted and the results are in: 534 union members voted no confidence, while 94 said they had confidence in the sheriff. According to the Union President Jeff Bell, this was the first time they’ve ever held a vote like this.
Sheriff Israel told news outlets at a press conference that “I am accountable to the citizens of Broward County. My job is to continue to do the job I was elected to do, which is to ensure the safety of Broward County’s 1.9 million residents.”
He also said that he thinks the deputies who voted no are mad about not getting a pay raise.
“I will not be distracted from my duties by this inconsequential IUPA union vote, which was designed to extort a 6.5 percent pay raise from this agency. Those who purportedly voted in this straw ballot reflect only a small number of the 5,400 BSO employees. The unions representing the vast majority of our employees solidly support the leadership of this agency.”
Sheriff Israel is delusional and it’s way past time for him to be fired.
Hilariously, when the union president called to tell him the news, he didn’t even pick up the phone. Instead he let it go to voicemail.
Must be too busy being an amazing leader and protecting cowardly cops who won’t go in a school to engage an active shooter.