April 23, 2018

Newly Released Footage Shows What Deputy Did During Parkland Shooting

17 March 2018, 01:31 | Clyde Nash

Video: Broward Sheriff Releases Footage Of Deputy Outside During Parkland Shooting

Nikolas Cruz is lead into the courtroom before being arraigned at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale Fla. on Wednesday

The Broward Sheriff's Office has released surveillance video that shows a school resource deputy failing to enter the building where a former student killed 17 people and wounded more than a dozen others last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office released the video. Once out of the golf cart, Peterson is seen with his weapon in hand, but standing outside - and apparently not taking cover - all while the massacre is unfolding inside.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office and School Board had resisted the video release, saying it was exempt from disclosure in part because it was evidence in an active investigation. His actions were enough to warrant an internal affairs investigation, as requested by Sheriff Israel on February 21.

Peterson was suspended and then resigned his post, and in a statement released by his lawyer said that he thought the gunfire originated from outside and reacted accordingly by waiting for the suspect there.

The video was released to the media after a short court battle with several media organizations. However, the sheriff's office warned that timestamps on the video and timestamps on the dispatch recording might not be "exactly synchronized". On Wednesday, students across the United States participated in a 17-minute school walkout, that served both to protest what they view as a lack of political action, as well as to memorialize the victims of the attack. It shows him and a staff member rushing toward the building in a cart.

United States tariff exemptions to boost Australian exports: industry
Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said he had expressed Japanese concern to Lighthizer and warned of major market disruption. Seko also said these exports had made key contributions to US industries and jobs, the statement said without elaborating.

We do know, from Peterson's radio transmissions, that he was hearing shots fired and that he believed it was coming from the 1200 building.

About 22 minutes into the video, police lights can be seen at the far corner of the building.

Peterson says he initially received a call about "firecrackers" and it was only when he ran towards the sound that he realised it was gun fire. CNN noted that the disgraced deputy was the only armed security officer at the school during that time, making his actions more questionable.

Officers from the Coral Springs Police Department, the first to arrive on the scene, pushed into the building anyway.

Desperate parents can be heard relaying information to 911 dispatchers after exchanging text messages or speaking with their children inside the school.

Other News

Trending Now

Pa.'s Lamb-Saccone race too close to call, AP says
However, the matter is now in the hands of a three-judge federal panel, which is considering an appeal by Republican lawmakers. The AFL-CIO counts 87,000 votes from union households - around a fifth of the electorate.

VW powers up electric revolution
Europe's largest automaker said on Tuesday it will expand EV production to 16 factories worldwide through the end of 2022. Müller added that from 2019, it plans to offer a new electric auto , "virtually every month".

Bride-To-Be Charged With DUI On Way To Her Wedding
No word yet if Young eventually made it to her wedding or if her groom is still waiting for her at the alter. The Marana Police Department tweeted a photo showing the bride-to-be being detained at the scene.

Spy poisoning: Global support for United Kingdom as PM visits Salisbury
But, he added it will be an "individual choice" for England supporters as to whether they travel to Russian Federation in June. The leaders did not say what, if any, actions they would take if Russian Federation does not comply.

Trump fires Secretary of State Tillerson
Iran agreed before Mr Trump took office to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions. More recently, reports indicated that Tillerson was shocked to hear about Trump's planned meetings with North Korea .

Tiger Woods at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
On Thursday, Goydos carded back-to-back bogeys to slip to two-under, then grinded out an even-par second nine for a two-under in the round.

1 dead, others injured in high school band bus crash
Sheriff Huey Moss Mack says Interstate 10 was closed in both directions and Alabama State troopers asked people to avoid the area. Baldwin County commissioner Christ Elliott said first responders "are having to rappel down" to access the crash site.

Apple Is Planning Its First Education-Related Event Since 2012
It's an unusual locale for Apple as the company typically hosts media events closer to home in California. The company has sent out invitations to an event to be held on 27 March 2018 at a Chicago high school.

A Colorado company has ties to bridge collapse in Miami
The FIGG Bridge Group is building the new Cline Avenue Bridge, which will replace one that was condemned and closed in 2009. If you have any information on the bridge collapse that can help investigators, call police at 305-471-2421 or 305-471-2400.

White House: Trump Didn't Bow to NRA on Guns
Let's not forget that the Obama administration had the White House and all of Congress for two years, and never did anything. Hinch said it was a "very special" day because just one Major League Baseball team a year gets to come to the White House.