FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The attorney for Scot Peterson released parts of a deposition he did with former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.
Peterson was the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on the day of the mass shooting in 2018. He faces multiple counts of child negligence for failing to enter the school building and confront the shooter.READ MORE: Seminoles Suspend Sports Betting After Court Rulings
Attorney Mark Eiglarsh released just under six minutes of what he said was a four hour deposition with Israel. In the edited video, he asked the former sheriff questions about whether he believes Peterson should be held accountable.
“Do you believe he should be facing criminal charges for what happened,” asked Eiglarsh.
“No,” replied Israel.READ MORE: Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South Africa
He also asked about Peterson’s decision not to enter the building.
“So that evidence is that my client is not certain what exact building we’re even talking about and that is separate from whether he believes the firepower is coming from up above, on top of the roof, from the side, from around it, he doesn’t know, correct,” asked Eiglarsh.
“Yes,” replied Israel.Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Suspect At Florida Institute of Technology
No trial date has been set.