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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is trying to get his job back.

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Israel was removed from office by new Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for his handling of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last February.

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Israel’s lawyers have written to the Florida state senate asking for a full hearing.

The letter says Israel’s removal from office was unlawful.

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The senate has the power to reconsider a governor’s decision to remove an elected official from office.