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By Farnoush Amiri and Associated Press
Another Florida deputy who responded to the massacre at Parkland University has been suspended.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday that Vice Edward Eason had been placed on limited duty, which means he has to give up his gun and mark. The announcement comes two weeks after the public security commission investigating the shot revealed failures in the law enforcement response.
Camera photography opposed the deputy’s report and showed that he delayed the building. The commission said that former student Nikolas Cruz had already killed 1
7 and saw 17 others when Eason arrived, but some people needed immediate help.
Jeff Bell, president of Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, told NBC News that the Sheriff’s Office did not inform Eason of the status of his case or provided him with a case number.
“We never say that our deputies are completely innocent, sometimes our members make mistakes, all we ask is fair discipline.” Bell
Bell, who has been a long-time critic of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, believes it was Israel change in the formulation in the department’s active shooting policy that is guilty of non-rushing officers.
The institution’s active shooting policy, established before the shoot, said that alternates “maybe” rather than “ska” should move on to an active shooter. Bell said that this vague language gave deputies permission to stay outside.
“Words mean and in this case [Israel’s] the words of the political change cost 17 people’s lives,” said Bell.
Bell said the deputies would make a complaint on behalf of Eason and called again for Israel to be removed from his post.
“You must have the right training and right training facility and you must have the right policy that dictates the correct answer,” he said. “[Israel] is more concerned about voices than he’s about saving lives.”
Broward County Sheriff Office did not respond to NBC New’s request for comments on Saturday.
The shooter’s captain who monitored the first answer to Sagittarius recently resigned and the first sergeant arrived.