UPDATE: Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida suspended Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County on Friday, citing his "neglect of duty" and "incompetence," and named Gregory Tony, a former sergeant from the Coral Springs Police Department, as his replacement.
Mr. Israel vowed to fight the suspension, calling it politically motivated for voicing his opposition to the National Rifle Association. "There was no wrongdoing on my part," he said.
MIAMI — After nearly a year of deepening anger over a deadly Florida high school shooting and the bungled police response that followed, no prominent officials have been held directly accountable for their handling of the tragedy. That may be about to change.