Two SWAT Officers Suspended For Responding To Parkland School Mass Shooting
Two SWAT team members from Miramar, Florida, were suspended after they responded to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parklan on Feb. 14 (video below).
Detective Jeffrey Gilbert and Detective Carl Schlosser were suspended because they did not have permission to respond to the massacre, notes the Sun Sentinel.
The Miramar Police Department claimed that the officers’ response to the mass killing of civilians created an officer safety issue and left them unaccountable for their actions.
Mirimar Police Spokeswoman Tania Rues said the department put the SWAT team on stand-by on Feb. 14 in case the Broward Sheriff’s Office asked for help.
The Broward Sheriff’s County Office said Miramar’s SWAT team was “not needed” even though sources told CNN on Feb. 28 that four Broward deputies did not enter the school when responding to the massacre (video below):
The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school…Some Coral Springs police were stunned and upset that the four original Broward County Sheriff’s deputies who were first on the scene did not appear to join them as they entered the school, Coral Springs sources tell CNN.