A grieving father who lost his daughter in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting is planning to sue the police officer who refused to enter the school during the massacre.
Andrew Pollack is poised to launch a legal battle against the Broward County Deputy who took up a “defensive position” as 19-year old Nikolas Cruz completed his rampage at the Parkland, Florida school.
Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the mass shooting, filed a “wrongful death” lawsuit Monday against Deputy Peterson, Nikolas Cruz, and other actors who were in a position to prevent the tragedy months before it occurred.
“I’m doing this because of the injustice of my daughter’s unnecessary death,” he told the Daily Caller.
“This guy could have ended it on the first floor,” he added, “Instead he let six more people die. My daughter would want me to speak up for her. The love I have for my daughter is unmeasurable.”
Read the full story at the Daily Caller.
BROWARD COWARD: Broward Deputies Vote ‘NO CONFIDENCE’ in Sheriff Israel
The union of deputies in Florida’s Broward County held a vote of “no confidence” in Sheriff Scott Israel Thursday, voting to officially rebuke the department head and asking Governor Rick Scott to remove him from his position.
The members of law enforcement voted 534 to 94 to remove Israel following his reaction and response to the deadly mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.
Union President Jeff Bell applauded the decision, saying “amazing leadership starts from the top, and there is no amazing leadership here,” adding that members of the union “have displayed great courage to come out and vote under threat of retaliation and reprisal from the sheriff.”
A recent report from a neighboring department -who also responded at the school shooting- publicly accused Broward County deputies “taking cover” behind trees and cars as the massacre unfolded inside the building.
The Sheriff also came under fire from missing repeated red flags surrounding 19-year old shooter Nikolas Cruz; with reports indicating his office received dozens of phone calls and tips of the impending attack that left 17 people dead.
BROWARD COWARD: New Video Shows DEPUTY WAITING Outside as MASSACRE Unfolds
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office released shocking new footage Thursday, showing an armed deputy standing idly outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a massacre unfolded inside the building.
The Department released the 27-minute clip that shows the immediate chaos and aftermath after 19-year old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the Parkland, Florida high school; killing seventeen.
The surveillance footage shows Deputy Scot Peterson waiting outside the building, refusing to enter despite multiple gunshots and shattered windows as students screamed for help.
Peterson initially claimed he believed the shooter to be located outside the school, somewhere near the football field, but recently released dispatch audio shows he warned fellow officers to “stay away” from two specific buildings where Cruz conducted his rampage.
“Do not approach the 12 or 1300 building, stay at least 500 feet away,” Peterson was heard saying over the radio.
Watch the shocking footage below: