Suspended Broward Sheriff Israel Defends Policies, Job

first_imgSuspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel continued fighting to get his job back on Wednesday, at a heated Senate appeals hearing in Tallahassee.During the session, Israel addressed Governor Ron DeSantis’ allegations that he was incompetent and neglected his duties following last year’s Parkland massacre.He said, “To be suspended, and to be called incompetent and not even have the chance to explain what actually happened, I was there.”Meanwhile, DeSantis’ attorney, Nicholas Primrose, responded by blaming Israel for allegedly providing inadequate training of deputies, citing former school resource officer Scot Peterson’s lack of reaction on that day.Israel replied, “I was responsible for his inaction that day and as soon as I saw that video. Being a tactical officer myself, I suspended him [Peterson] and ordered an internal affairs investigation.”During cross examination, Primrose also questioned Broward County Sheriff’s Office for not taking action after Israel’s deputy learned about a video that shows confessed killer Nikolas Cruz announcing that “he will be the next school shooter” several months before the tragedy.Primrose told Israel, “Could’ve at least called Palm Beach County and said, ‘This is his name. Here is his picture. We need to go find him’.”According to Israel, “And that’s why he received discipline – for not documenting that report.”The questioning then turned to the suspended sheriff’s policies, with Primrose asking, “You didn’t train your deputies enough, that when those two words, school shooting, are known to them, it goes straight to the top to you,” Primrose said. “As the sheriff, you didn’t train them to do that?”Israel stated, “That is such a false statement,” adding that he does not believe that he failed in his statutory obligation to serve as Broward’s conservator of peace, as Primrose put it.The Senate Master will eventually make a recommendation to the Senate for a final approval.WATCH LIVE: Second Day of Testimony by Former BSO Sheriff Scott Israel in Tallahasseelast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter This December the five

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThis December the five-star Sri panwa in Phuket is bringing back its widely popular Chef Stefano Baiocco & Villa Feltrinelli gourmet food pop-up in an exclusive collaboration with chef Stefano Baiocco of the two-Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, Villa Feltrinelli.Available for dinner only for two weeks from 7–10 and 13–18 December, Stefano and his team will present an eight-course tasting menu including highlights such as shiso leaf and Wagyu and fish salad with cucumber and courgette, lamb rack with Moroccan sauce and red pepper jus and lobster tortello with citrus consommé.In conjunction with this pop-up, Sri Panwa is offering two Fine Dining Getaway packages for guests to enjoy Baiocco’s creations as part of a luxury getaway in one of the resorts Private Ocean View Pool Suites.Fine dining getaway packagesEight-course tasting dinner menu at THB 4,999++ per person, excluding drinks.Start with canapés such as parmesan cheese and apple bon-bon, tagliolino with carbonara sauce and aubergine parmigiana croquette. The eight-course tasting menu features two starter, two pasta dishes and two main courses, finishing with 10 spices Minestrone & Banana for dessert. Seating starts at 6pm.Fine dining getaway: one night 7–20 December 2018Package inclusion:One night’s accommodation in Private Ocean View Pool Suite (west)One eight-course dinner for twoDaily breakfast for twoWelcome fresh fruit basketComplimentary mini bar replenished dailyComplimentary wireless internet & iPod in villa for usage during stayRate: Special price at THB 26,200 netFine dining getaway: two nights 7–20 December 2018Package inclusion:– Two nights’ accommodation in Private Ocean View Pool Suite (west)– One eight-course dinner for two– Daily breakfast for two– Welcome fresh fruit basket– Complimentary mini bar replenished daily– Complimentary wireless internet & iPod in villa for usage during stayRate: Special price at THB 40,600 netFor reservations or inquiries, contact Baba Soul Food at Sri panwa. Tel: +66 7637 1000.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more