Today, a retired Broward County law enforcement professional and former Marine filed an elections complaint against Rick Scott for recruiting on-duty law enforcement to his political campaign events under false pretenses.
The fact is, Rick Scott will do anything to win a second term. On June 16 and July 7, on-duty police officers were surprised to learn that the Rick Scott events they had been asked by the governor’s office to attend to provide security were, in fact, political campaign events.
As the Elections Complaint makes clear:
“Florida’s police and law enforcement dedicate themselves to public service and put their lives on the line every day. They deserve better than to be used by Rick Scott as props in his political campaign. They deserve nothing less than his utmost respect,” said retired Police Lieutenant Jeff Marano of Hollywood, a 30-year veteran of Broward County law enforcement and a former Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. Jeff serves as president of the Broward County Police Benevolent Association.
“Rick Scott crossed the line and it’s time for him to take responsibility and stop blaming his violation of Florida law on those sworn to protect our families.”