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USEx-school cop Scot Peterson fired, arrested for actions during Parkland massacre

23:25  04 june  2019
23:25  04 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

Florida deputy charged after staying outside school shooting

Florida deputy charged after staying outside school shooting MIAMI — Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman during last year's Parkland massacre has been arrested on 11 charges. State Attorney Mike Satz announced Tuesday that 56-year-old Scot Peterson faces child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury charges. Peterson, then a Broward County deputy, was on duty during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School but never went inside. Satz says the charges carry a combined prison sentence of nearly 100 years. Peterson's bail was set at $102,000. A Peterson lawyer didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

PARKLAND , Fla. - Scot Peterson , the school security officer branded a coward for his inaction during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , has been arrested for neglect of duty, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony announced Tuesday. Peterson , 56, had been nationally

Scot Peterson , a former Broward County sheriff’s deputy, faces charges of neglect of a child, culpable negligence and perjury, the authorities said. Surveillance video showed the only armed sheriff’s deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Fla., remaining outside during the

Ex-school cop Scot Peterson fired, arrested for actions during Parkland massacre© Amy Beth Bennett/Sun Sentinel/TNS Former Broward Sheriff's deputy school resource officer Scot Peterson leaves a court hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

PARKLAND, Fla. — Scot Peterson, the school security officer branded a coward for his inaction during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been arrested for neglect of duty, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony announced Tuesday.

Peterson, 56, had been nationally heckled and vilified for failing to confront the former student who gunned down and killed 17 students and staff at the Parkland school on Feb. 14, 2018.

“It’s never too late for accountability and justice,” Sheriff Tony said.

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Florida deputy charged after staying outside school shooting. MIAMI — Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman during last year's Parkland massacre has been arrested on 11 charges. State Attorney Mike Satz announced Tuesday that 56-year-old Scot Peterson faces child neglect

Peterson 's attorney, Joseph DiRuzzo, called the charges "spurious" and suggested his client was being used as a "scapegoat" for the massacre in a statement "The State’s actions appear to be nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt at politically motivated retribution against Mr. Peterson as no other

Peterson has been booked into the Broward Main Jail on 11 criminal charges, including child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury. He also was fired.

“My heart is just beating because we’re over a year here and this is just now happening," said Gena Hoyer, mother of 14-year-old Luke, who died in the shooting. “This is long overdue.”

“He needs to go to jail and he needs to serve a lifetime in prison for not going in that day and taking down the threat that led to the death of our loved ones,” said Lori Alhadeff, whose daughter, Alyssa, 14, also died that day. “It was his duty to go into that building and to engage the threat and he froze and he did nothing.”

Peterson’s arrest comes after a 15-month investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Broward State Attorney’s Office.

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Here’s How He’s Explained His Actions During the Parkland Shooting. Scot Peterson , a former Broward County Sheriff’s deputy who has been charged over his response to the Parkland school shooting, appeared in a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., courthouse on Thursday.Credit Pool photo by Amy

Florida school security officer Scot Peterson has been charged with neglect of duty after an investigation into his failure to act for nearly an hour allowed an ex -student to gun down 17 people at a Parkland high school last year. The Sheriff's Office also fired Sgt. Brian Miller for neglect of duty.

Ex-school cop Scot Peterson fired, arrested for actions during Parkland massacre

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The investigation showed Peterson refused to investigate where the gunshots were coming from, retreated during the gunfire as victims were being shot, and directed other law enforcement who arrived on scene to remain 500 feet away from the building, FDLE spokeswoman Jessica Cary said in an emailed statement.

“The FDLE investigation shows former Deputy Peterson did absolutely nothing to mitigate the MSD shooting that killed 17 children, teachers ad staff and injured 17 others,” said FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen. “There can be no excuse for his complete inaction and no question that his inaction cost lives.”

Also terminated was Sgt. Brian Miller.

“[Peterson and Miller] were found to have neglected their duties at MSD High School,” Tony said in an emailed statement.

Peterson was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an administrative discipline hearing at the sheriff’s office headquarters on Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

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fired - arrested - for - actions - during - parkland - massacre /ar-AACot1K?ocid=spartanntp. A report by Real Clear Investigations (RCI) suggests Sheriff Scott Israel did not fire Deputy Scot Peterson –aka, the “Coward of Broward”–following the Parkland school shooting because Peterson covered up a

Scot Peterson was criminally charged for failing to confront a school shooter, but prosecutors may have an Watch CBSN Live. Legal experts question arrest of ex -deputy who didn't confront Parkland shooter. New surveillance video shows deputy outside during Parkland school massacre .

If convicted as charged, Peterson could face a maximum of nearly 97 years in state prison. His bond has been set at $102,000.

“We cannot fulfill our commitment to always protect the security and safety of our Broward County community without doing a thorough assessment of what went wrong that day,” Tony said. “I am committed to address deficiencies and improving the Broward Sheriff’s Office.”

Peterson is facing seven felony counts of child neglect, three misdemeanor counts of culpable negligence and one misdemeanor count of perjury, according to the Broward State Attorney’s Office.

The investigation included 184 witness interviews, review of countless hours of video surveillance and resulted in 212 investigative reports and more than 800 hours of investigation, Cary said.

This is a breaking story. Please check back for updates.


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