By Matt Martin Published On February 28, 2018
Broward County, Florida--
Was it poor training, poor response to an active shooting situation, or an order from Broward County Sheriff Israel? According to early, and unconfirmed reports, 4 Broward County Sheriff Deputies were given a "stand-down" order, and were told not to enter, or engage with the shooter. Last week on the show, Ingraham Angle, Laura Ingraham reported, and confirmed that Broward County Sheriff Deputies were infact told not to enter, or engage with shooter, Nikolas Cruz if their bodycams were not turned on. At the time, the 4 Broward County Sheriff Deputies were not wearing bodycams, so they did not enter the high-school. Broward County EMS also reportedly attempted to enter, and they were blocked, and prevented from doing so for at least 20 minutes. In the Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooting in 2017, a source reported to Laura Ingraham that radio communication went dead, which Sheriff Israel did receive a lot of criticism according to Ingraham. Internal email was also leaked to Fox News which urges staff members vigorously defend Sheriff Israel, " "He stood with us, and now we must stand with him" one email reads.
An investigation has been opened to look into the reaction of the Broward Sheriff's department, as well as calls for Sheriff Israel to resign.