Broward County Sheriff's Office Loses Its Accreditation

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Broward County Sheriff's Office Loses Its Accreditation
​The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation ruled, in a 13-0 vote, to revoke the office's accreditation.
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The Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida has lost its law enforcement accreditation. That's due to the office's botched responses to two deadly mass shootings between 2017 and 2018.

The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation ruled, in a 13-0 vote, to revoke the office's accreditation. The decision comes because of missteps in the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland as well as a shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in 2017.

Law enforcement accreditation is a voluntary certification, so this won't actively affect the operations of the Broward County Sheriff's Office. But the Miami Herald reports this may be a disadvantage for the sheriff's office in any future lawsuits.

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony told ABC News, "It is disheartening for the hardworking members of the Broward Sheriff's Office to lose our accreditation because of the previous administration’s mishandling of two devastating events."