Cop Who Ducked Parkland Shooter Gets $8K Monthly Pension

Cop Who Ducked Parkland Shooter Gets $8K Monthly Pension

Cop Who Ducked Parkland Shooter Gets $8K Monthly Pension

The 55-year-old resigned and retired shortly after the massacre, and according to The Sun-Sentinel, began receiving a monthly state pension of $8,702.3 in April.

Pollack said Peterson should not be entitled to his pension and instead suggested the pension monies be allotted for school safety.

A Florida sheriff's deputy who failed to confront a gunman during a February 14 school massacre is receiving a monthly state pension of $8,702.35.

President Donald Trump said Peterson either froze under pressure or was a "coward", who "didn't have the courage" to go in.

There are no charges or circumstances that would affect Scot Peterson's pension, according to a March 28 department letter requesting local officials submit information pertaining to Peterson's retirement benefits.

It pays to be cowardly, it seems - at least, for Broward County Sheriff's Office deputies.

Following the shooting, Peterson released a statement saying he believed the gunshots were coming from outside of the school and not inside the building.

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Personnel records indicated Peterson had stellar reviews before the shooting.

Pollack, who has filed a wrongful death suit in Broward Circuit Court against Peterson for not entering the building during the massacre, also took to Twitter to condemn him.

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Tweeting a news story about Peterson's pension, Andrew Pollack wrote that the money should go toward school security.

Fred Guttenburg, whose daughter, Jaime, was killed at the school, tweeted his disgust with the news, saying, "This infuriates me in ways people can not comprehend".

Peterson has not been criminally charged, but his pension benefits could be in question after a state inquiry into how police responded to the shooting.

Timothy Donnelly, an assistant state attorney, responded that the agency is waiting for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to complete its investigation, ordered by Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

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