FL - 17 killed in Stoneman Douglas H.S. shooting, Parkland, 14 Feb 2018 #4 *Arrest*

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    As always, @YESorNO -- thank you so much for your hard work and dedication on these threads! You always find the most interesting case updates, and I just wanted to let you know that it does not go unnoticed and you are greatly appreciated.
     
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    Shamed ex-deputy Scot Peterson seeks protection from Parkland parents

    "Former Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson wants a Broward judge to protect him from having to answer questions about his inaction the day he took cover outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas HIgh School while Nikolas Cruz went on a killing spree inside.

    Peterson, who resigned under pressure days after the Feb. 14 massacre, said in court papers filed Thursday that he has been subject to insults and ridicule, and labeled a coward by members of a statewide commission investigating the shooting.

    Peterson, one of several defendants named in a civil lawsuit filed by the parents of shooting victim Meadow Pollack, said he fears for his safety if he shows up at a Dec. 17 deposition and the girl’s father, Andrew, is there.

    “Extraordinarily high emotionalism … is driving people involved in the MSD [Marjory Stoneman Douglas] matter,” wrote Peterson’s attorney, Michael Piper. “It would be disingenuous to deny the very real possibility of Peterson’s deposition being disrupted, even to the extent of physical violence.”

    Peterson is asking Broward Circuit Judge Patti Englander Henning to postpone his scheduled deposition, make sure it takes place in the Broward courthouse, and keep everyone out of the room except for lawyers, a court reporter and a videographer...."

    Shamed ex-deputy Scot Peterson seeks protection from Parkland parents
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    School dumps quiz titled, 'Does Nikolas Cruz Deserve to Die?'

    December 7. 2018

    "The administration at Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs distanced itself from a quiz given to students Friday with the headline “Does Nikolas Cruz Deserve to Die?” — saying it’s been yanked from the curriculum.

    The quiz asks 10 questions about the death penalty, including students to give statements for and against the death penalty, and whether they are based on fact or emotion. Another reference in the quiz to the Feb. 14 Parkland massacre is a “Let him rot forever” quote from Parkland student activist Cameron Kasky.

    The quiz content appeared to come from The New York Times Upfront, a magazine for high school students, published by Scholastic Inc. in partnership with The New York Times.

    A picture of the quiz was posted on Twitter on Friday. A student said it was sent to him by a parent of a student from Coral Glades High. “Crazy idea, don’t give kids assignments on the shooter that killed their friends?” Kenneth Preston wrote....'
    School dumps quiz titled, 'Does Nikolas Cruz Deserve to Die?'

    Kenneth Preston‏ @kennethrpreston
    “Does Nikolas Cruz Deserve to Die?”

    Today 9th graders at a school just 10 minutes from the Stoneman Douglas shooting were given this assignment.

    Crazy idea, don’t give kids assignments on the shooter that killed their friends?

    9:40 AM - 7 Dec 2018

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    Parkland shooter wants new jail guard after attack

    "FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. —The guard who was attacked by Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz last month should not be allowed to continue supervising him, Cruz's lawyers argue in court papers filed Friday.

    Defense lawyers want Sgt. Ray Beltran and Cruz separated for everyone's safety —the deputy had been getting under Cruz's skin for weeks before Cruz punched him on Nov. 13 and wrestled away his stun gun, according to defense lawyer Melisa McNeill.

    Now that Beltran is a witness against Cruz and the victim in a criminal case, he should no longer be supervising Cruz at the Broward Main Jail, McNeill argued.

    In a series of emails obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Broward Sheriff's Office rejected defense efforts to assign another deputy, arguing that inmates don't get to force the agency's hand by attacking people they don't like....

    Reyes turned down the request.

    "In 2017 the Broward Sheriff's Office Department of Detention had over 80 incidents of inmate violence against staff. In those incidents staff were material witnesses as well as the listed victim," he said. "The Department of Detention did not reassign any of the staff that were material witnesses or listed victims in those particular cases. This case will not be handled any differently.""

    Parkland shooter wants new jail guard after attack
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    Parkland Victim’s Dad Slams Schools for Quizzing Students on Nikolas Cruz

    "The father of a Parkland shooting victim took to social media on Friday to share his outrage about a new school assignment for Broward County students.

    Andrew Pollack, whose 18 year old daughter, Meadow, died during the shooting at Stoneman Davis, tweeted, “This is absolutely despicable. Broward schools is now giving assignments to students on the shooter that murdered my daughter and 16 others.”

    He shared a photograph of a quiz that the school system is giving out to students. You can see that, and his original tweet, here:...

    After his daughter, Meadow, was killed in the Parkland shooting, Andrew Pollack became a strong supporter of a bill that would put guns into the hands of school staff. He was in the gallery when the Florida School Safety bill was passed in March. Speaking to reporters after the vote, Pollack said he hopes no parent ever has to experience what he did:

    “My precious daughter Meadow’s life was taken and there’s nothing I can do to change that. But make no mistake, I’m a father and I’m on a mission. I’m on a mission to ensure that I am the last dad to ever read a statement of this kind.
    “If you want to help me and keep our children safe I want you to follow me because there’s strength in numbers.”'

    Parkland Victim’s Dad Slams Broward Schools for Quiz | Heavy.com
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    Sun Sentinel sues FDLE and prosecutors over witness statements in Parkland shooting

    December 10, 2018

    "Investigators and prosecutors must release hundreds of pages of interview transcripts related to the Parkland school shooting or risk violating the state’s public records law, attorneys for the South Florida Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald argued in court papers filed late Monday.

    The news organizations say the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which conducted 191 interviews, or the Broward State Attorney’s Office, which obtained them as part of the case against Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooter Nikolas Cruz, are “unlawfully and improperly denying access to the records and should be ordered immediately to release them.”

    The interviews are tangential to the criminal case — FDLE’s goal was related to identifying “system failures” before and during the shooting, including questions about law enforcement training and the emergency response to the tragedy as it unfolded. The interviews were conducted for the Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission, a statewide task force charged with making recommendations to avoid a repeat of the shooting, which claimed 17 lives.

    Under Florida law, police agencies and prosecutors are not required to release information that is part of an active criminal investigation. Information that is provided to criminal defense lawyers becomes a public record, but even then prosecutors are required to withhold certain portions, including confessions....

    Prosecutors have already released numerous witness statements, videos from outside the school and cellphone recordings made by Cruz prior to the shootings.

    No hearing has been scheduled."

    Sun Sentinel sues FDLE and prosecutors over witness statements in Parkland shooting
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    Attorneys want judge to separate Nikolas Cruz, detention deputy he's accused of attacking
    Motion seeks court order to keep sergeant away from Parkland school shooter


    December 11, 2018

    "FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Attorneys for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz want a judge to keep their client and the detention deputy guarding him separated.

    A motion filed by the defense last week is asking Broward County Judge Elizabeth Scherer to issue a "no contact" order between Cruz and Broward Sheriff's Office Sgt. Raymond Beltran.

    Cruz, 20, was charged last month with battery on a law enforcement officer after deputies said he attacked Beltran in the dayroom area. Deputies said he rushed at Beltran, punched him in the face and took his stun gun during the Nov. 13 scuffle.

    Defense attorneys wrote in their motion that there had been "increasing discord" between Cruz and Beltran, which they relayed to the captain in charge of overseeing Cruz's incarceration, but Beltran "continued to have regular and direct contact" with him.

    Even after the altercation, Beltran is "still assigned to supervise" Cruz and "still participates in searching" him and his cell.

    According to the motion, Scherer admitted during a Nov. 27 hearing that continued interaction between Cruz and Beltran was "not a good idea," but she expressed concern that she didn't have the authority to issue such an order.

    The motion also claims that state prosecutors objected to the order...."

    Attorneys want judge to separate Nikolas Cruz, detention deputy he's accused of attacking
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    I wonder why the prosecution would object to such an order?
     
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    This maybe???

    "...Defense lawyers want Sgt. Ray Beltran and Cruz separated for everyone's safety —the deputy had been getting under Cruz's skin for weeks before Cruz punched him on Nov. 13 and wrestled away his stun gun, according to defense lawyer Melisa McNeill.

    Now that Beltran is a witness against Cruz and the victim in a criminal case, he should no longer be supervising Cruz at the Broward Main Jail, McNeill argued.

    In a series of emails obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Broward Sheriff's Office rejected defense efforts to assign another deputy, arguing that inmates don't get to force the agency's hand by attacking people they don't like.

    "Sergeant Beltran and Inmate Nikolas Cruz are not on a level playing field. Sergeant Beltran has custody of Inmate Nikolas Cruz," Lt. Col. James Reyes wrote to McNeill on Nov. 16. "As such, he is responsible for conducting tasks that in fact violate personal space and personal privacy such as pat-downs and strip searches. ... I will not allow any inmate in our custody the opportunity to try and manipulate who supervises them and when they do so."...

    Reyes turned down the request.

    "In 2017 the Broward Sheriff's Office Department of Detention had over 80 incidents of inmate violence against staff. In those incidents staff were material witnesses as well as the listed victim," he said. "The Department of Detention did not reassign any of the staff that were material witnesses or listed victims in those particular cases. This case will not be handled any differently.""

    Parkland shooter wants new jail guard after attack
     
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    As Parkland commission backs arming teachers, MSD parents worry about access to guns
    As Parkland commission backs arming teachers, MSD parents worry about access to guns
    DECEMBER 13, 2018 06:55 PM, UPDATED DECEMBER 13, 2018 09:52 PM
    TALLAHASSEE - The state panel created to dissect what led to Florida’s deadliest school shooting met for the last time Thursday before it delivers a 400-page report to the governor by New Year’s Day.

    Since April, the 15-member Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety commission met seven times to dissect the events leading up to the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High that left 17 dead and another 17 wounded. Its findings have prompted resignations and reassignments at the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Stoneman Douglas and effected policy and protocol changes in several governmental organizations.

    Commission chair and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said the investigative phase of the commission, which will sunset in 2023, is “significantly done.”
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    Radio problems slowed police at Parkland as lives hung in the balance
    Radio problems slowed police at Parkland as lives hung in the balance

    The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission concluded that faulty radios, a fragmented 911 system, a lack of training and poor command played a role in the Broward Sheriff’s Office response.
    DECEMBER 15, 2018
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    The latest release of state investigative documents on Friday underlined how delay and confusion in the police response may have worsened the death toll at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. When killers use high-powered weapons in mass shootings, as in the Feb. 14 Parkland school massacre, experts say the difference between life and death for the wounded can be minutes. It’s crucial to stop the shooter and begin performing first aid as quickly as possible.

    At Parkland, the new records — 643 pages of interviews of officers on the scene conducted by FDLE — show that did not happen. BSO deputies who responded to Stoneman Douglas said they were hampered by faulty radios and bad information.

    “It was chaos on the radio,” said Sgt. Josen Rotella. “I was using people as runners,” said BSO Lt. Steven O’Neill.

    Many also expressed confusion over their active shooter training, the interviews showed.
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