Democratic state Senator Lauren Book is wagging her ‘I told ya so’ finger at Republican legislators after defense attorney’s for former Broward Deputy Scot Peterson filed a motion in court to dismiss criminal charges against their client after the Florida Senate voted that former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel was ultimately responsible for the February 14, 2018 school shooting.
“If Israel improperly trained his deputies, then Peterson was improperly trained,” said defense lawyer Joseph DiRuzzo. “Israel failed to supervise and properly train. The buck stops with him. Peterson cannot be prosecuted.” (Sun-Sentinel)
Sen. Book argued and voted against the measure to permanently remove Israel because she feared that Peterson could not be prosecuted Israel was blamed for inadequately training deputies.
“This is exactly what I warned against on the Senate floor,” stated Book “As a result of wrongfully removing the Sheriff, the man second most culpable for the murder of 17 innocent individuals – a cowardly accomplice to murder- may walk free and receive his pension.”
Book’s vote to reinstate Israel was met by stiff opposition, namely by Parkland father Andrew Pollack, who lost his daughter Meadow during the shooting.
“Lauren book (@Book4Senate) knew Sheriff Israel’s failures better than any FL senator.
❌ She sat on MSD commission
❌ Watched video of our kids being murdered
❌ Mentioned a victim’s birthday in her closing arguments
THEN voted to reinstate the failed sheriff.
Broward deserves better #FixIt”