Active shooter policy changes for Broward County deputies

Posted at 11:14 AM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 11:14:59-05

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in Broward County will have to try to confront active shooters in the future.

It's a change to the Broward County's Sheriff's written policy that drew controversy following the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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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.

Sheriff's deputies, including a school resource officer, chose not to go into a building as the gunman shot 34 people, killing 17 students and staff.


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