Florida Gov. Rick Scott Calls for FDLE Probe into Law Enforcement Response to Parkland Shooting

By  //  February 25, 2018

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Local and federal law enforcement response has been criticized

Gov. Rick Scott has asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the law enforcement response to the deadly shooting that took place Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Gov. Rick Scott has asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the law enforcement response to the deadly shooting that took place Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Local and federal law enforcement response has been criticized as the Broward Sheriff’s Office and FBI received previous tips about Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 and wounded 14.

CNN reported that Coral Springs police officers arrived to find at least three Broward County sheriff’s deputies, in addition to school resource office deputy Scot Peterson, outside of the building during the shooting.

“There must be an independent investigation and that is why I asked the FDLE Commissioner to immediately start this process,” Scott said in a statement.

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Pasco County, sent a letter to Gov. Scott on Sunday asking him to suspend Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for incompetence. A day earlier, State Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, urged Scott to relieve Israel from his duties for “neglect of duty and incompetence,” the Palm Beach Post reported.

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