BREAKING: Anti-Gun Sheriff Getting Sued
The South Florida Sun Sentinel, The Miami Herald and CNN filed the civil lawsuit in Broward Circuit Court, citing Florida’s public records law. The lawsuit names the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the School Board of Broward County, as well as Sheriff Scott Israel and Superintendent Robert Runcie, in their official roles, as defendants.
“Specifically, the response of law enforcement officers during the shooting and immediately thereafter is of extreme public interest. Moreover, the details of actions by law enforcement officers — in particular the armed school resource officer at the school — have been publicly disclosed by Sheriff Scott Israel,” attorneys Dana McElroy and James McGuire wrote in the lawsuit.
We know at least one thing the video would show: Deputy Scot Peterson failed to enter the building during the shooting. There are also reports that three other Broward County deputies stood outside with Peterson and that no one went inside until officers from a neighboring police force showed up (RELATED: MORE Sheriff Deputies 'Hid' During School Shooting).
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