Broward County Sheriff Israel reportedly told the 4 deputies who arrived on the scene of the Parkland, FL school shooting NOT to enter the building unless they were equipped with body cameras.
Multiple sources reporting that the deputies followed the alleged order as none of them were equipped with police body cameras.
As a result of their inaction, 17 people parished in the massacre by the hands of alleged killer Nikolas Cruz.
BREAKING: Broward County Sheriff Told Arriving Deputies NOT TO ENTER The School Unless They Had Body Cameras On—The Deputies Were Not Equipped With BodyCams – Fox News Report pic.twitter.com/gORIIq9LC8
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 27, 2018
That was a leak from within the Broward County PD. Laura Ingraham reported that's who her sources were
— Jason Burack (@JasonEBurack) February 27, 2018
“BREAKING: Broward County Sheriff Told Arriving Deputies NOT TO ENTER The School Unless They Had Body Cameras On—The Deputies Were Not Equipped With BodyCams – Fox News Report” is the headline being reported at this time.
Lifezette reports the mounting pressure for the sheriff to resign his post:
With pressure mounting on Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to resign in the wake of this month’s Valentine’s Day shooting at a school in Florida, a Republican state lawmaker Monday added his voice to the chorus.
Rep. Randy Fine [far right in photo above], appearing on “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News, said he signed on to a letter calling for Israel’s suspension and supports a subpoena requiring him to appear in the state capital of Tallahassee to explain an apparent breakdown in which a school resource officer remained outside Parkland’s Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School while Nikolas Cruz allegedly was gunning down 17 people.
The more we learn about the situation, the more obvious it is that Sheriff Israel needs or resign or needs to be removed immediately … What happened is a disgrace,” he said.
LifeZette co-founder Laura Ingraham reported on an internal email at the Sheriff’s Office — confirmed by two sources — urging all staff members to support Israel.
“Sheriff Israel stood with us, and now we must stand with him … It’s important that they know we stand as one,” the email reads.
Ingraham also reported that deputies arriving at the school had orders not to enter unless their body cameras were turned on. But they did not have body cams and did not engage, she said. What’s more, according to Ingraham’s source, the department’s radio communications went down at one point.
Fine said those factors add to questions that Israel should address rather than grandstand.
“If Sheriff Israel wasn’t so busy bloviating on CNN town halls, we might have some of those answers,” he said.