“On Monday, Fox News host Laura Ingraham revealed in an exclusive that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputies were supposedly told not to enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School unless they had body cameras on, which they did not have,” dailywire.com reports. If that’s true, Sheriff Israel’s career is toast. Or should be. And speaking of incompetence during the fog of war . . .
Ingraham also revealed that police “lost radio transmissions” during the shooting, which also happened at the mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport shooting last year, which is also in Broward County.
Fox News later reported that Broward County Sheriff’s deputies would not let medical personnel into the school while students bled out until the school was cleared.
And there’s this buried in CNN’s morning briefing:
Police in south Florida may have missed more signs about school shooter Nikolas Cruz than previously thought. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said his deputies answered calls for dispatch to Cruz’s home no more than 23 times.
But a CNN review of records obtained from the sheriff’s office found deputies answered calls for service relating to Cruz or his brother at least 45 times between 2008 to 2017. CNN has asked Israel’s office to explain this discrepancy but hasn’t heard back yet.
Israel is under increasing pressure to resign as criticism mounts over how his department handled the massacre at a Parkland, Florida, high school that killed 17 people.
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