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Broward County Sheriff is getting a huge wake up call - from his own deputies

Broward County Sheriff Israel is facing a "no-confidence" vote from a union of his own deputies after a crisis of leadership before and during the investigation into the Parkland massacre that took 17 lives. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

Broward County Sheriff Israel, who has been much maligned and criticized in the wake of the Parkland massacre, is facing even more condemnation from his own deputies.

Here's what happened

The Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association will hold a "no confidence" vote against Sheriff Israel to see if enough members of the union want to condemn the sheriff.

"There is a complete failure at the sheriff's office and he doesn't recognize it," said Association president Jeff Bell.

"The move follows many instances of suspected malfeasance," explained a statement from the deputies association, "and the lack of leadership that has crushed morale throughout the agency."

Low morale

Bell said that the department was suffering from low morale because of conflicting messages and confusion from the leadership. The association represents 1,325 deputies out of 2,560 certified deputies of the county.

"Amazing leadership"

In a scathing interview in February over the actions of the Broward County Sheriff's department during the Parkland massacre, Sheriff Israel touted his own "amazing leadership."

“Are you really not taking any responsibility for the multiple red flags that were brought to the attention of the Broward Sheriff’s Office about this shooter before the incident, whether it was people near him, close to him calling the police," asked CNN's Jake Tapper.

“Jake, I can only take responsibility for what I knew about. I exercised my due diligence. I have given amazing leadership to this agency,” Israel responded.

“Amazing leadership?” asked Tapper. Israel responded, “Yes, Jake."

Here's a local news report about the no-confidence vote:

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