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No, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Didn’t Buy a Lamborghini

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaks outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, February 15, 2018. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters)

As laid out in the Morning Jolt and elsewhere, I’m a full-throated proponent of metaphorically flogging Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, firing him, and completely overhauling his entire department for a series of egregious errors before, during, and after the horrifying school shooting.

But there’s one line of criticism that isn’t quite fair, the inaccurate claim that the department purchased a Lamborghini.

Back in 2014, the Broward Sheriff’s Office reached an agreement with Prestige Imports of Miami to wrap a $250,000 Lamborghini Aventador in police logos as part of a “Toys in the Sun” event for the charity Toys for Tots. The car was “rented” by the Sheriff’s office for ten dollars, and the car was wrapped in the decals and logos at no cost to the taxpayers. It was towed to and from the event.

The decals were removed after the event.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has a lot of problems, but the Lamborghini isn’t one of them.

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