Legal Experts Question Deputy’s Arrest over Parkland Tragedy

"This is a unique prosecution, pushing the bounds of criminal liability."

  • Published 5 June 2019

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The arrest of a Florida sheriff’s deputy for not confronting the gunman in the Parkland school massacre represents a highly unusual use of the law — and a legally dubious one, in the opinion of some experts. Scot Peterson, 56, appeared in court Wednesday on 11 charges, including negligence and child neglect for not entering the building during the rampage last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left… Read at AP News