Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

In a final pitch to a Senate special master, former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s lawyer is insisting that the suspended law enforcement officer wasn’t to blame for two deadly mass shootings that led to his ouster by Gov. Ron DeSantis earlier this year.

Peter Haden/WLRN

A Florida sheriff suspended this month by the governor and accused of failing to prevent a school shooting has requested a state Senate hearing. 

Memorials for the students who perished during the Parkland School shooting.

Another Florida deputy who responded to February's Parkland high school massacre has been suspended.

Flakka Ravaged South Florida, Then Disappeared

Apr 12, 2016
Broward Sheriff's Office via AP, File / Associated Press Photo

A year after it ravaged South Florida, flakka — the synthetic street drug known for causing psychotic outbursts — is virtually gone. The deaths. The hallucinating users. The arrests. All of it.