The police release bodycam footage of the arrest of Zachary Cruz
Raw video: Broward County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zachary Cruz, the brother of the Park-shooter.
The police bodycam video released Friday by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office shows the arrest of Zachary Cruz, 18, the younger brother of marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting suspect who is accused of killing 17 people in the last month.
Zachary was taken into custody on Monday and accused of trespassing at the same high school in parkland, Fla., authorities said.
Cruz, seen in the video with a backpack and wearing a white T-shirt and hat, told officials that he ” just wanted a little bit.” Officials asked for his backpack to search, that he immediately gave them and said that “there is a lot of extra clothing” in there.
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Park-shooter’s brother arrested for trespassing
Officers in the first instance, Cruz told that they were going to issue him a trespass warning, but he later in the video appear to be cuffed and led to a police car. The officer with him is seen holding a skateboard.
Cruz was arrested after he “unlawfully entered the school,” the sheriff’s office said.
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According to the arrest report, Cruz wanted to “reflect on the school shooting and to enjoy.” Despite the warnings not to go on to the campus, the officials said Cruz drove his skateboard in the entire property. The event was the third time he was caught in a restricted area, authorities said.
Cruz’s bail is set at $500,000. His lawyer, Joseph Kimok, the court in the newspapers that the bond was excessive and that Cruz should be released from prison.
Fox News’ Nicole Darrah and The Associated Press contributed to this report.