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The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission examined the February 14th shooting in great detail last week. They examined the school's blueprints and the Broward County Sheriff's Office response to the situation

According to Sergeant John Suess, Cruz had a frightening internet search history on his cell phone.

"Specifically: 'how long does it take for a cop to show up at a school shooting?'

The second half of the day was given over to the play-by-play of law enforcement's response. The commission watched a bird's-eye animation of the crucial minutes before and after the massacre on campus. They watched the movement of dots through a map of the school—dots representing the shooter, first responders and some of the children who were harmed. The animation was reinforced with security footage and emergency calls.

Special attention was paid to the dot representing the school resource officer, Scot Peterson, which approached building 12 and retreated to a space between buildings 7 and 8. The commissioners chewed over his choices. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Peterson was a cop in name only.

Suess raised another big concern later in the afternoon: school staff training, or the lack of it, for active shooter situations. He presented videos and photos that suggested many staff had inexplicably directed students back toward the school campus, even when a code red had been announced over the school’s PA and radio security systems.

“It’s a lack of training,” Suess told the commission. “They weren’t drilled enough...They were not well trained on what to do.”

Suess also pointed out that Peterson and other veteran BSO officers at the scene had not had active shooter training in the past year before the Parkland shooting. (Peterson’s last training had been almost two years prior.) Commission members pointed out that many of the officers seemed to be directing traffic near the school instead of moving toward the school and the shooting.

As a result of the Commission's findings, Captain Jan Jordan submitted her resignation to Sheriff Scott Israel on Tuesday,

Jordan was the captain in command the day of the Stoneman Douglas shooting.

Her resignation became effective November 20th.

Parkland District Sgt. Brian Miller has been placed on restrictive administrative duty as of last Tuesday. Commission Chairman Piniellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Miller waited minutes, away from the school, before acting or getting on his radio.

“He sat up on Holmberg Road for over 10 minutes,” Gualtieri said last week, as Broward Sheriff Scott Israel testified before the Commission. “He heard gunshots and he didn’t move. He never got on the radio. He was the first supervisor on the scene. He never moved even when officers and deputies were going into the building. That man never moved.”

There are also body camera footage from other officers that show Miller never moved positions.

Sheriff Scott Israel placed Miller on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal review of his actions.
 
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The fact that Sheriff Israel still holds his job proves no one in Broward government gives a damn about determining exactly what happened or fixing the underlying problems. Just more of the same out of this county.


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The fact that Sheriff Israel still holds his job proves no one in Broward government gives a damn about determining exactly what happened or fixing the underlying problems. Just more of the same out of this county.


The fish is rotten from the head on down. Go look up the critique for Airport Shooting in Coward County the year before......the EXACT same things about their response were criticized, so apparently they did NOTHING to resolve or improve their response.

In reference to the article the sdy posted above, almost all schools are shitty about conducting any meaningful active shooter training, so when it happens most administrators and teachers have no idea what to do. We have four decent size schools in my jurisdiction. None of them have ran an Active Shooter drill with police. Hell, you would not believe the hoops I had to jump through just to give my squad a tour/walk through of their buildings (learning entry points, floor plans, stairways, etc). One school refused to let us do it during the day, because the principal did not want police in the building when kids were there (I shit you not). I ended up getting the night janitor to give us a tour without the principal's knowledge.

The Obummer Assministraion was more interested in keeping violent shitheads in school than keeping the violence out of schools. They spent more money and time keeping the violent thugs in school than they did on Active Shooter training, which usually boiled down to an hour long Powerpoint presentation. WARNING POSSIBLE TINFOIL HAT CONSPIRACY AHEAD (at least according to some of my family): At this point, I truly believe Obummer and his comrades were/are doing these programs with the thought to increase the chances that school shootings would increase, thus giving them the opportunity to ban guns for law abiding citizens.
 
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The fish is rotten from the head on down. Go look up the critique for Airport Shooting in Coward County the year before......the EXACT same things about their response were criticized, so apparently they did NOTHING to resolve or improve their response.


I had to pick up luggage at that exact same location five days after that shooting. Not a cop in sight anywhere. My parents always ask me why I carry when I go to the airport. You might see a cop after security checkpoint, but very rarely before.
 
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Second deputy put on restricted duty for alleged failures during Parkland massacre

by Tonya Alanez Contact Reporter
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Nov 30, 2018 7:35PM


He ran the other way as gunfire blasted, then wasted precious time fiddling with his bulletproof vest and body camera while students were dying, investigators said.

On Friday, that Broward sheriff’s deputy went to work to find out he had been placed on restrictive duty — the second deputy in as many weeks to face suspension over his response to the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Edward Eason, an 18-year veteran of the agency who made $127,342 last year, is the latest domino to fall as authority figures begin to face consequences for their actions, or inaction, that day. Seventeen people died and another 17 were critically injured.

Despite an extraordinary series of blunders leading to the bloodshed at the Parkland school, it has taken nine months to bring repercussions over errors that may have cost lives. So far, it’s been only a few, and mostly low-level, employees who have taken the hit.

“[Deputy Eason] is not aware of what the charges are; they didn’t give him a reason,” said Jeff Bell, president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association.

They weren’t told but they know what Eason’s suspension is all about, Bell said. “It’s a knee-jerk reaction to the MSD commission.”

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission is a state panel reviewing the shooting. In mid-November, the panel denounced law enforcement’s response to the deadliest school shooting since the 2002 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

“Based on the information provided at this month’s MSD Safety Commission meeting, Sheriff Scott Israel requested an internal review of the actions Eason took on Feb. 14,” said Veda Coleman-Wright, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

Bell said he was at sheriff’s headquarters filing a grievance Friday afternoon.

This is Eason’s second blunder related to the school shooting. He was faulted for not writing an official report after receiving a tip in February 2016 that the school shooter, Nikolas Cruz, was making threats on social media to shoot up a school. For botching that tip, Eason was given a three-day suspension.

His annual pay is $75,673.72 but with overtime, supplemental earnings and special detail duties, Eason earned $51,668 more than that in 2017, according to the sheriff’s office.

When Eason arrived at the Parkland school campus and heard gunfire, he drove away from it rather than run toward it, investigators said. And as students in need of emergency care bled out in the hallways, Eason dawdled while he put on his bulletproof vest and adjusted his body camera, according to investigators.

Eason’s explanations were marred with contradictions. At first, he told investigators he heard shots “as soon as I got there” coming from the direction of the school. He later claimed he could not tell where the gunshots were coming from or where he was when he heard them, according to the panel’s review.

A recording from Eason’s body camera further contradicted the deputy. It showed Eason pointing toward the the exact building where the shooting occurred and telling bystanders that was where the shots were coming from, the review said.

A week ago, on Nov. 20, Broward sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Miller also was ordered to hand over his badge and gun because of his alleged failures to take action during the shooting. He was placed on restrictive duty too, pending an internal review at the sheriff’s office.

Miller was the highest-ranking officer initially at Stoneman Douglas. He was accused of hearing gunshots and not moving.

On the same day as Miller’s suspension, Jan Jordan, the captain formerly in charge of the Parkland division, resigned. She also was widely criticized by the commission for her role leading the response.

Allowing Jordan to resign “in good standing” without an investigation while two deputies face suspension is a clear “double standard of treatment,” said Bell, the union president.

“Obviously the agency wants to target the low-lying fruit, by targeting the deputies and sergeants,” Bell said.

Many of the failures at Stoneman Douglas, Bell said, were caused by Sheriff Israel’s incompetence. The rank and file, Bell said, just wants to see that what goes around comes around.

“We’re not saying that every one of our members is innocent of every allegation; we’re not, we’ve never said that,” Bell said. “We’re asking for fair and equal discipline for all members of the sheriff’s office.”

Others to face ramifications in November include three assistant principals and a security specialist who were reassigned pending investigations by the Broward School District.

The first school district employees to lose their jobs were two coaches who worked as security monitors.

One was faulted for failing to stop Cruz when he saw him arrive on campus carrying a large duffel-like bag and recognized him as “crazy boy.” The other was criticized for hiding in a closet as shots rang out.

The first to go was longtime School Deputy Scot Peterson. He was branded a coward and forced to retire from the sheriff’s office — with his $8,702 per month pension.

Peterson was the first law enforcement officer on the scene and the one with the greatest opportunity to stop the gunman. He took cover outside until well after the killer had left.
 
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Amid all of the guilt, cowardice and incompetence political activists look to have the innocent punished.



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“Obviously the agency wants to target the low-lying fruit, by targeting the deputies and sergeants,”

They should be firing every one of the cops who dawdled, drove around the block, stood behind pillars, and dragged their feet to go help kids who were being shot. And their retirements should not be available. And they should start from the top. Who makes policy? The sheriff. And policy is not always written down as an SOP.

I hoped that some of these cowards would have offed themselves by now.



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Edward Eason, an 18-year veteran of the agency who made $127,342 last year, is the latest domino to fall as authority figures begin to face consequences for their actions, or inaction, that day.

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The first to go was longtime School Deputy Scot Peterson. He was branded a coward and forced to retire from the sheriff’s office — with his $8,702 per month pension.


I guess not all cops are underpaid.
 
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8700 per month pension? I make less than half that NOT being retired!?!?!?!





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8700 per month pension? I make less than half that NOT being retired!?!?!?!
You and me both!
 
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Me three.

Goddamn, son. Fuck up beyond majorly, then walk away with a retirement pension that's 2x - 4x what the average still-working cop elsewhere makes.

Goddamn.

Makes me want to ragequit and go flip burgers for $15/hour.
 
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Edward Eason, an 18-year veteran of the agency who made $127,342 last year, is the latest domino to fall as authority figures begin to face consequences for their actions, or inaction, that day.


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The first to go was longtime School Deputy Scot Peterson. He was branded a coward and forced to retire from the sheriff’s office — with his $8,702 per month pension.


I guess not all cops are underpaid.


Damn...I didn't get paid anywhere near that amount and I had to wade into a cell block, un armed, and break up group fights among inmates, (Pittsburg vs Philly gangs) some who were armed with "Shanks", 'cause it was my Goddamn job.

Fucking cowards.


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A 48-minute standstill: Report highlights Sheriff's Office's failures in Parkland shooting

by Lisa J. Huriash Contact Reporter
South Florida Sun Sentinel
December 12, 2018 6PM

School deputy Scot Peterson not only hid as a gunman shot down students inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February. He stayed there for 48 minutes, according to a report released Wednesday.

The draft report of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission highlighted multiple failures by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, among them deputies who failed to rush in and commanders who failed to take charge.

Peterson, who was allowed to resign within days of the massacre, was the first on the scene.

“Peterson never made any effort to enter [the school] and help rescue victims or seek out the suspect,” the report said. He never left his safe spot “despite an overwhelming law enforcement presence for over 30 minutes.”

Peterson, a law enforcement officer for 32 years, was the only person on campus with a gun when former student Nikolas Cruz arrived. He was not wearing his ballistic vest, the report said. His last active training had been two years before, on April 19, 2016.

He responded to Building 12, scene of the attack, one minute and 39 seconds after the first shots were fired — after 21 people had been shot. Nine of them would die.

“This makes clear that seconds matter,” according to the report.

The commission recommended that school resource officers like Peterson receive “frequent, thorough and realistic training to handle high-risk, high stress situations.” They typically are not faced with situations such as domestic violence calls, robberies and shootings, the report said, so proper training is of “utmost importance.”

But Peterson wasn’t the only one from the Broward Sheriff’s Office to hear the gunfire and stand back, the report said. He was one of eight deputies and sergeants from the agency on the scene early and “none of these BSO deputies immediately responded to the gun shots by entering the campus and seeking out the shooter,” the report said. One of them bypassed the high school completely, according to the report.

The commission criticized Capt. Jan Jordan, the local commander, for her first radio transmission, which was: “I know there’s a lot going on, do we have a perimeter set up right now and everyone cleared out of the school?” She was “not focused on the primary objective of an active shooter response: Seek out the killer and eliminate the threat.”

The commission also found that Jordan “spent approximately the first seven minutes after her arrival in the Building 1 office and then transitioned to a position of cover in the north parking lot behind a car.” She resigned last month.

In addition, law enforcement officers within Building 12 became confused over which classrooms had been cleared and which rooms had not, the report said. The commission criticized the sheriff’s SWAT team for using a color-coded glow stick method to mark certain rooms.

“The inherent shortcoming in that system is that the glow sticks can easily be kicked out of place,” according to the report. “BSO needs a more effective system for its SWAT Team to denote cleared room than glow sticks.”

lhuriash@sunsentinel.com, 954-572-2008 or Twitter @LisaHuriash
 
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One of them bypassed the high school completely, according to the report.
So, they responded to the call, drove to the school and then just drove on past and kept going? Am I reading this correctly?
 
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One of them bypassed the high school completely, according to the report.
So, they responded to the call, drove to the school and then just drove on past and kept going? Am I reading this correctly?


I'd bet my retirement on it...I've see it. We called it Retired on Duty......

You could count on that guy not to be the first person checking in or on scene to a call until someone else had done the same.....I've seen that guy drive around the block and park a block away until I passed him to check on scene..



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And I bet that coward has no guilt or remorse collecting his pension. He needs to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge and do the tax payers a favor.


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People like Peterson give the many good LEOs, who's names never see public light of day, a black eye.

If I could, I would approve his award, retroactive to day 1 of his career.





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8700 per month pension? I make less than half that NOT being retired!?!?!?!
You and me both!


Yup. My pension will allow me to effectively starve to death. $8700 a month would be like having an annuity payment from the lottery for me. And I would have been going into that building with my M4 without hesitation.




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One of them bypassed the high school completely, according to the report.
So, they responded to the call, drove to the school and then just drove on past and kept going? Am I reading this correctly?
Yup. 100% chickenshit.

"When Eason arrived at the Parkland school campus and heard gunfire, he drove away from it rather than run toward it, investigators said. And as students in need of emergency care bled out in the hallways, Eason dawdled while he put on his bulletproof vest and adjusted his body camera, according to investigators.

Eason’s explanations were marred with contradictions. At first, he told investigators he heard shots “as soon as I got there” coming from the direction of the school. He later claimed he could not tell where the gunshots were coming from or where he was when he heard them, according to the panel’s review.

A recording from Eason’s body camera further contradicted the deputy. It showed Eason pointing toward the the exact building where the shooting occurred and telling bystanders that was where the shots were coming from, the review said."
 
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So, we have- what? Cowards playing the odds that they can go twenty years as a police oficer without getting shot at, and then draw a pension?

Forgive me for stating the obvious, but if you don't have the courage to face gunfire, you have no business being a police officer.
 
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