Broward Sheriff Says He Has Provided "Amazing" Leadership Protecting Community

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CNN's Jake Tapper pressed Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel over his office's response to the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, missed red flags and the investigation into the event.

"In February 2016, your office received a call that the shooter made a threat on Instagram to shoot up a school," Tapper asked. "One of your deputies responded and according to your records, the information was forwarded to deputy Peterson at the school. What, if anything, was done with that information?"

Watch the full interview below, via CNN:





TAPPER: 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 this incident, whether it was people near him, close to him calling the police--

ISRAEL: Jake, Jake — Jake, I can only take responsibility for what I knew about. I exercised my due diligence. I’ve given amazing leadership to this agency--

TAPPER: 'Amazing leadership?'

ISRAEL: Yes, Jake. There’s a lot of things we’ve done throughout this — this is — you don’t measure a person’s leadership by a deputy not going in to — these deputies received the training they needed.

TAPPER: Maybe you measure somebody’s leadership by whether or not they protect the community. You’ve listed 23 incidents before the shooting involving the shooter and still, nothing was done to keep guns out of his hands, to make sure that the school was protected, to make sure you were keeping an eye on him — I don’t understand how you can sit there and claim amazing leadership?

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