Friday, February 23, 2018

Broward County Sheriff’s Office Did Not “Miss Warning Signs” or Make “Mistakes” It was their policy.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) didn’t “miss warning signs” or make “mistakes” in not writing up reports. The Sheriff’s office did exactly what their internal policies, procedures and official training required them to do, they intentionally ignored the signs, and intentionally didn’t generate documents. Example:
Miami Herald […] In November, a tipster called BSO to say Cruz “could be a school shooter in the making” but deputies did not write up a reporton that warning. It came just weeks after a relative called urging BSO to seize his weapons. Two years ago, according to a newly released timeline of interactions with Cruz’s family, a deputy investigated a report that Cruz “planned to shoot up the school” — intelligence that was forwarded to the school’s resource officer, with no apparent result. (read more)
It is important to understand the policy here. Broward County law enforcement (Sheriff Israel), in conjunction with Broward County School Officials (Superintendent Runcie and School Board), have a standing policy to ignore any criminal engagement with High School students.
When the police are hiding current, actual and ongoing unlawful conduct as a matter of standard procedure on a regular basis, what do we expect the police would do with reports of potential unlawful conduct? Of course they would ignore them.


  1. so let me get this right... the F.B.I. dropped the ball... fla. state law enforcement faoled at several levels, BCO failed it's duty, the deputy assigned to the school refused to react in an appropriate way.... and you want me to give up my guns and trust these same people will keep me safe????

  2. It came just weeks after a relative called urging BSO to seize his weapons.

    I don't know about you, but the concept scares the crap outta me. Seize weapons on the word of a "concerned family member"? Vindictive ex-spouse?

    But the fact BCSO wouldn't even initiate the process is somehow worse.

  3. I live in Broward County. Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) has had corruption issues for a LOOOOOOOONG time. A recent sheriff, Ken Jenne, went to federal prison for corruption charges. That they'd lie about crime statistics to keep grant money flowing is utterly unsurprising to me.

    The story gets even worse. Now it's FOUR deputies who wouldn't go in while Coral Springs PD entered the building.

    1. used to live down in BSO jurisdiction some years ago. i note that there has not been any evidence of behavior changes at BSO regardless of the leadership changes over the years.

  4. This looks like failure from the top down. Clean house and start over with peace officers that are honorable and have integrity.