Police union pays for billboard expressing "no confidence" in Sheriff Scott Israel

“We are going to continue to speak out loud and make sure our voice is heard,” Bell said Friday. “It’s a strong message to put it right in front of Rick Scott of how serious we are.”

He said the billboard will be up for the next month.

In a statement released after the union vote, Israel fired back, saying the union only represents a portion of the agency’s employees and describing the union’s tactics as an effort “to extort a 6.5 percent pay raise from this agency.”