Radio Calls Contradict Claims Made by Disgraced Parkland Deputy

  • Radio Calls Contradict Claims Made by Disgraced Parkland Deputy

Radio Calls Contradict Claims Made by Disgraced Parkland Deputy

The sheriff's office released the dispatches and timeline of events on Thursday following pressure from the public to reveal the details of the tragedy.

In a radio interview, Corcoran said, "There are numerous reports that there was a stand-down order, and that would have come above either of the school resource officer that was in the school that failed to go in or the officers outside".

Peterson, who was on the scene while a mass murderer killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High on February 14, has insisted he did not enter the building because he believed the shots were coming from outside the building.

Peterson's lawyer has defended him by saying he followed police protocol for an active shooter who is firing outdoors.

However, the resource officer's words on the police radio indicate that he had determined the shots were coming from inside the 1200 building and still stayed outside.

Moments after the bullets stopped, Peterson said "stay at least 500 feet from this point".

"Stay away from 12 and 1300 building", a dispatcher repeated in a warning to other officers.

The first step in what's likely to be a flurry of lawsuits related to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting was made Monday.

The gunman entered Building 12 at 2:21 p.m. and opened fire within 15 seconds. Peterson, at the time, was near the administration building. This is also when the first 911 call went out.

Cruz was dropped off at the school by an Uber at 2:19 p.m. "I think we have shots fired, possible shots fired, 1200 building".

From left Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and East Hartford School Superintendent Nathan Quesnel
From left Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and East Hartford School Superintendent Nathan Quesnel

The surveillance shows that Peterson arrived at the southeast corner of Building 12, where he appeared to remain until the shooting was over. "Get the school locked down, gentlemen". "We're talking about the 1200 building; it's going to be the building off Holmberg Road".

At 2:22 p.m. the fire alarm was pulled, blaring throughout the entire campus. The gunman ditched his weapon in the third-floor stairwell and blended into a crowd of escaping students to leave.

Five seconds later, Peterson radioed for officers to "stay at least 500 feet away at this point".

At 2:29 p.m., Burton met Peterson outside Building 12. We need to allow the investigators time to do their work and get this right.

We have also learned that Broward County Sheriff Israel is a politician, a product of an elective process that encourages partisan politics to attain and then retain one's position.

Ordering police to stop arresting students accused of criminal behavior and seeking alternatives to arrests might reduce the number of reported crimes and thus make schools seem safer.

The Broward County School Board, Broward County Sheriff's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Florida Department of Children and Families received a separate letter of intent to pursue legal action from the Berman Law Group, on behalf of Laman and his parents, the Miami Herald reported.

Sheriff Scott Israel told news outlets last month he was "devastated" and "sick to my stomach" over Peterson's actions, adding that Peterson should have "went in" and "addressed the killer - killed the killer". Today the Miami Herald reports that audio recordings of police dispatch indicate Peterson knew nearly right away that the shots were coming from a specific building. "Why would he say that?"

BSO policy calls for deputies to engage an active shooter and eliminate the threat. By the sheriff's own admission, whatever security plans the Broward Sheriff's Office had in place failed horribly when Cruz killed 17 people and injured 15.