If that doesn’t make your blood boil, I don’t know what will! Scot Peterson quickly resigned once the surveillance footage from that horrible afternoon was viewed by police. The footage showed the Parkland school resource officer avoiding entering the building where alleged killer Nicholas Cruz was opening fire on unarmed children and faculty.
The damning footage was discovered after Peterson gave a false statement of his whereabouts during the shooting. The Peterson claimed he wasn’t aware of where the shooter was at the time but surveillance would show him standing cautiously outside of the building at the time of the massacre.
Well, according to The Daily Wire, The sheriff’s deputy is now receiving a monthly pension from the state of $8,702.35.
Peterson would not be entitled to his pension if he were convicted of a crime such as an embezzlement or bribery.
Neither the sheriff’s office nor the state attorney have indicated “any charges or other circumstances” that would justify withholding Peterson’s pension, Erin Rock, secretary for the Department of Management Services, concluded in a letter March 28.
A state commission is reviewing the police response to the shooting.
Peterson was sued last month by Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow died in the shooting.
Asked for comment Tuesday, Pollack said: “This guy is a disgrace. It doesn’t change when he looks in the mirror. … He’s a disgrace and a coward.”
Of the pension, he said: “He’s going to take it.” Ideally, Pollack said, the money should go toward school safety or scholarships for wounded students. “But there’s nothing we can do about it.”
The coward of broward, Scot Peterson is getting over $8k a month pension! He hid while my daughter and 16 others were slaughtered! How in the hell is he getting this?
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) May 16, 2018
Pollack also tweeted about Peterson’s pension: “The coward of broward, Scot Peterson is getting over $8k a month pension! He hid while my daughter and 16 others were slaughtered! How in the hell is he getting this? That money should go to actually securing our schools!”