The previous school asset officer who surrendered in the wake of neglecting to go up against a shooter prior this month at the Florida secondary school where he was relegated is protecting his reaction to the savage mass shooting.
Scot Peterson said he was following preparing he had gotten as a Broward County sheriff’s appointee when he chose to stay outside, notwithstanding being furnished, amid the Feb. 14 slaughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as per an announcement discharged Monday by his lawyer.
“The affirmations that Mr. Peterson was a quitter and that his execution, in light of the current situation, neglected to meet the benchmarks of cops are evidently false,” Joseph A. DiRuzzo III, Peterson’s lawyer, wrote in the announcement.
“Mr. Peterson is sure that his activities on that day were proper in light of the current situation and that the video (together with the onlooker declaration of those on the scene) will excuse him of any crummy execution,” he proceeded.
Peterson, 54, surrendered his situation as the school’s asset officer a week ago after Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel suspended him over his clear inaction amid the shooting.
Israel told journalists at a question and answer session Thursday that video from the Feb. 14 shooting caught Peterson doing “nothing” as gunfire rang out from inside the school.
“What I saw was an agent arrive … take up a position and he never went in,” Israel stated, including that Peterson ought to have “went in” and “murdered” the shooter.
Be that as it may, Peterson said he had trusted the gunfire was originating from outside the school, which provoked his choice to look for a “strategic position” outside, DiRuzzo composed.
Broward County Sheriff’s Office “prepares its officers that in case of open air gunfire one is to look for cover and evaluate the circumstance keeping in mind the end goal to impart what one sees to other law implementation,” as indicated by DiRuzzo’s announcement.