The former Broward Sheriff’s deputy charged with failing to confront the gunman who murdered 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in 2018 says he’s “looking forward” to trial.
Ex-Deputy Scot Peterson told reporters the public must know he did all he could as Nikolas Cruz murdered 14 students and three faculty members. He says he didn’t charge into the school because he thought shots were coming from outside.
Labeled by some as the “coward of Broward,” Peterson faces up to a century in prison over seven counts of child neglect and three counts of culpable negligence.
Jury selection begins Wednesday.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics