Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony addressed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Commission on Tuesday in Sunrise. Most news accounts detailed Tony’s answers regarding who answers the 911 calls in Parkland. But it’s Tony’s wardrobe that caught the eyes of some political insiders.
Gregory Tony loves to make public appearances wearing his dark green BSO uniform adorned with five gold stars. But on Tuesday, Tony appeared at the MSD Commission meeting in a civilian suit and tie. Now, insiders wonder if Tony’s attire signaled his surrender in a certification battle.
In June, a three person panel of the Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission (CJS&TC) found probable cause to revoke Tony’s certification as a law enforcement officer. According to The Florida Bulldog website, the full commission is set to meet in August to determine the final outcome. If he loses certification, Tony would “no longer be a police officer, and would lose not only the ability to make an arrest, but his right to wear his sheriff’s uniform and the five stars he boasts on his collar.”
Perhaps Tony’s uniform was still at the dry cleaners?
Luckily, he wasn’t wearing his speedo.