PARKLAND (CBSMiami/AP) — Ten months after the mass shooting in Parkland, the Broward Sheriff’s Office is changing its active shooter policy.READ MORE: South Florida homeowners hoping newly-passed legislation will provide some relief from skyrocketing insurance rates
The new policy says deputies “shall” immediately intervene instead of “may” in the case of an active shooter scenario.
Earlier this month, members of a public safety commission criticized the “may” policy, saying it is “inconsistent” with standard law enforcement procedures.READ MORE: South Florida’s international airports expecting major increase in Memorial Day weekend travel
On the day of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, eight sheriff’s deputies arrived in time to hear gunshots but did not immediately enter the building.
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