How long will it be before the deputies start talking about being ordered to stand down? They can use the “I was just following orders” defense. I wonder if there are recordings of the radio chatter.
That’s a very good question. There definitely would be recordings, but with today’s often encrypted police radios there may not be any outside of the Sheriff’s control. It would be very interesting to know how many “play by play” reports were filed by the cowardly deputy and his pals, and what if any instructions they were given by their superiors. You’d think with an active shooter situation the protocol would have been to get a senior officer on the radio right away.
The odd thing is that Peterson has already resigned, which would seem less likely if he had been ordered to hold back.
Went looking for recordings of radio traffic (which does seem to exist but I haven’t found it yet) - and mostly found more excuses about how the radio system was overloaded and first responders weren’t able to communicate.
What a bunch of BS, after small towns and counties all over the country were forced to update to trunked digital radio systems after 9-11 to solve this exact problem! What’s the Broward Sheriff’s excuse for that?
Cops didn’t know the video was delayed by 20 minutes. They must all be incompetent, from the Sheriff on down. Fire him and then clean house and put someone in who can train LEOs to do their jobs.