Broward County Sheriff Releases Video Of Deputy’s Inaction during Parkland Shooting
The Broward County Sheriff’s office released new video Thursday of school safety officer Scot Peterson’s inaction during the Parkland shooting.
“Important breaking news into us right now,” CNN host John King told his audience before playing the clip. “New video from outside the Parkland, Florida high school where … the shooting took place last month, and new evidence the armed school resource officer did nothing.”
According to CNN, a judge ordered the Broward County Sheriff’s office must release the video.
In the video, Peterson can be seen “standing outside the school” as Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The sheriff’s office released a statement along with the video, saying “the video speaks for itself.”
“His actions were enough to warrant an internal affairs investigation, as requested by Sheriff Scott Israel on February 21,” the statement continues. “After being suspended without pay, Peterson chose to resign and immediately retired rather than face possible termination.”