'Broward Coward' Cop Is Getting A Monthly Pension Of $8702

Elias Hubbard
May 17, 2018

Peterson's actions on February 14 are under review after surveillance video outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School showed him waiting to enter the school as the gunman sprayed bullets from his AR-15.

The 55-year-old resigned and retired shortly after the massacre, and according to The Sun-Sentinel, began receiving a monthly state pension of $8,702.3 in April.

Peterson's reaction to the deadly school shooting is under police scrutiny and has drawn widespread criticism.

Scot Peterson, right, outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on March 15.

He received a salary of $101,879.03 a year ago, including his base pay and overtime. No decent person would ever wish for any innocent person to die because of gun violence, and it's an abhorrent smear, but with Scot Peterson, we have someone whose actual job it was to take action to protect students from the criminal who was shooting at them, and who failed to even try. The pension was calculated based on the thirty-two years he spent with the Broward Sheriff's Office and is based on an average of his five highest-paid years. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Peterson should have gone inside.

In the days after the massacre that left 17 students and staff members dead, Peterson came under fire for what some described as inaction once bullets began to fly through the hallways of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

"This guy is a disgrace", Pollack told the Sun-Sentinel.

"[His actions] were appropriate under the circumstances", lawyer Joseph DiRuzzo said in a statement to the Miami Herald.

The father of Meadow Pollack, one of the students who was killed, has included Peterson in a wrongful death lawsuit filed last month. Pollack has also targeted Peterson for collecting the hefty monthly pension.

The former officer claimed he believed the shots were coming from outside of the school, by the football field. He hid while my daughter and 16 others were slaughtered!

U.S. President Donald Trump also called Peterson a coward.

Timothy Donnelly, an assistant state attorney, responded that the agency is waiting for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to complete its investigation, ordered by Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

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