Constable Ron DeSantis removed the sheriff from his office who failed to rescue children facing a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida a year ago.
The Sun-Sentinel has reported former Broward sheriff Scott Israel was replaced by the former police sergeant in Coral Springs. Gregory Tony, 40 years old.
With active shooting training, he is the first black sheriff in Broward County's history.
Seventeen people were killed and 17 wounded on the last Valentine's Day.
WND reported that the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, at one point, told a detective that a demon in his head, the "evil side", asked him to kill and destroy.
According to information confirmed during the more than 11 hours of interrogation conducted by Detective John Curcio of the Sheriff of Broward, twice when Curcio left the room, Cruz cursed himself and said he wanted to die, he deserved to die .
The Sun-Sentinel explained that the Florida constitution gave the governor the power to suspend officials for "neglect of duty" and for other causes.
Just a few months ago, former Gov. Rick Scott suspended election supervisor Brenda Snipes in the wake of the November election mess, when she had already resigned.
"The suspension ends a series of revelations that have been going on for almost a year, revealing the failure of Broward sheriff's deputies to save the children of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Some MPs stated that they no longer remember when they were last trained to an active shooter, although the agency reacted in a chaotic and confused way to a mass firing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in 2017, said the Sun-Sentinel. I said.
After the disaster, he went to CNN to praise his own leaders and, as Sun-Sentienl said, "hid his agency's mistakes".
At least part of the controversy was that the authorities had had multiple incidents involving Cruz and that there had been warnings of the danger that he represented.
WND had also reported three directors and one security specialist were reassigned after the shooting.
The staff members are Jeff Morford, Senior Assistant, Winfred Porter Jr., Senior Assistant, Denise Reed, Senior Assistant and Kelvin Greenleaf, Security Specialist.