Report: Three delegates has no school during the shooting
Criticism is growing of law enforcement reaction on the Park, Florida school shooting; Matt Finn shares the latest details.
Coral Springs agents who responded to marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say several Broward sheriff’s deputies waited outside instead of in the striker as the murderer of award students, according to reports.
The accusations came a day after veteran Broward deputy Scot Peterson resigned under fire for not entering the school during the Valentine’s Day shooting. President Trump on Friday said Peterson, who was assigned to the guard of the school, “did a bad job.”
The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that according to police sources, at least three Broward delegates, including Peterson, waited outside. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Friday the investigation of the Coral Springs officer claims.
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The allegations add to a series of errors that have arisen since the 19-year-old shooter Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and staff, and wounded 16. Cruz was arrested and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
Two additional Broward deputies are also in research on the question of whether it is false warnings about Cruz, in the months prior to the shooting. The FBI has admitted that it is not to investigate similar claims, and the Florida youth care agency is looking into the concerns about Cruz, but concluded he was not a danger to themselves or others.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told the Sun-Sentinel three Coral Springs officials said one or more police officers are not in the school when they should have, and their concerns were passed to the sheriff’s office, the Coral Springs chief of police.
“As our research shows that our delegates made no mistakes, or did things well, or it has not been confirmed, there will not be a problem,” Israel said.
“If we find, as we did with Peterson, that our representatives make mistakes, and not in, I will treat you as I always have. I will handle any violations of the policies or procedures or what have you accordingly.”
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At a press conference Thursday, Israel said Peterson should have “went. Targeted by the killer. Murdered the assassin.” Video showed Peterson did none of that, Israel said.
Coral Springs city manager Mike Goodrum angrily confronted Israel about the deputies’ response the day after the shooting, the Sun-Sentinel reported, citing sources.
Goodrum would only say that he and Israel had a “heated discussion.”
The Coral Springs Police Department in a statement late Friday that said: “There were numerous delegates and officials who responded on that fateful day, from multiple jurisdictions, whose actions were nothing short of heroic.”