Florida resource officer who didn't enter school during shooting massacre is arrested
Broward County, Florida
   
 
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Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High resource officer Scot Peterson, 56, was arrested Tuesday on charges relating to failure to enter the school during the mass shooting there.

He was charged in Broward County with seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence and one of perjury after a 15-month investigation, according to a news release from Florida authorities.

The charges carry a combined potential prison sentence of nearly 100 years for the officer blasted by many critics as the "Coward of Broward."


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As a retired Police Chief with over 20 years experience, I commend this action. This is what you are hired to do. It is not optional. You choose this profession and life threatening actions are part of it. I had numerous situations that I entered and didn't think about it until the action ceased. If you consider your own well being above those you are paid to protect, you chose the wrong profession.
Posted by ALW at 6/5/2019 4:29:26 PM

Sure to spur discussion, but the United States Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that police officers at all levels of the government have no duty to protect the citizens of this country. Unless of course a special relationship has been created. I suppose we will see if that was the case here but to criminalize decisions made by police officers is wrong.
Posted by Nick Elodeon at 6/6/2019 4:32:36 PM

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