A special master hired by the Florida Senate concludes the Governor’s decision to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for failures at the Parkland school shooting was wrong. Senators will meet in Special Session next month to decide if Israel will be reinstated.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— A new report on violence and victimization says 10 percent of the middle and high school girls in the state have been raped and 18 percent have considered suicide in the past year. Child advocates are calling for reform of the state child welfare system, which they claim is part of the problem.
— Even though wildfire season is still a few months away, state Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis’ office says home fires are a lot more dangerous.
— Jesse Panuccio — Gov. Rick Scott’s former general counsel and at one time the third-ranking lawyer at the Department of Justice — returns to Tallahassee to talk about marijuana.
— A Florida woman sitting at a toll booth north of Tampa says her car was rammed by someone driving a Volkswagen Beetle with a bad case of road rage.