Statement from Governor Ron DeSantis’ office:

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis filed a request with the 4th District Court of Appeal asking for expedited consideration that would send the case of the Governor’s removal of Scott Israel to the Florida Supreme Court for a final ruling.

Yesterday, the Broward Circuit Court ruled in favor of Governor DeSantis recognizing his authority to suspend former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for neglect of duty and incompetence which was appealed by Israel in the 4th DCA.

Governor DeSantis issued the following statement regarding the appeal by Israel:

“Scott Israel continues to live in denial,” said Governor DeSantis. “The court has recognized my authority as governor to suspend him for neglect of duty and incompetence and this appeal is just his latest delay tactic. I have filed a request with the Fourth DCA asking for expedited consideration to move this case to the Florida Supreme Court for a final ruling so that the Senate can resume the process of formally removing him.”