Kirsters Baish| It has just been reported that the father of one of the deceased Parkland, Florida mass shooting victims has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson. Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack, made the news public in a tweet.
I filed a wrongful death suit against Deputy Peterson today. I want to expose that coward so bad. Where ever he goes I want people to recognize him and say that's one of the cowards of Broward. The SRO that let those children and teachers die on the 3rd floor!
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) April 30, 2018
Pollack made it clear in the tweet that Peterson should be recognized and shamed for the rest of his life for what he did. Pollack feels that Peterson’s lack of action cost his daughter her life.
It was previously reported by Breitbart News that surveillance footage from outside Building 12 seems to show Deputy Peterson just standing outside while the shooting was taking place in the school. About a minute and a half after the shooting began, Peterson arrived at Building 12, according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. He also stated that Peterson waited outside the school for roughly four and a half minutes until the shooting had reportedly ended.
Israel called out Peterson a little more than a week after the horrific shooting. Peterson quickly retired from his position rather than facing suspension or the possibility of being fired.
It was reported by CBS News that Meadow Pollack was a an 18-year-old senior. She was planning on going to Boca Raton, Florida in order to attend Lynn College.
Andrew Pollack, the father of murdered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Meadow Pollack, told Neil Cavuto he is suing a Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy for wrongful death in the aftermath of the February 14 mass shooting.
Cavuto said he also reached out to Peterson’s attorney for comment prior to Pollack’s interview.
Pollack said he is working with Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and others on a “commission” in the aftermath of the shooting, and that it is “brutal” to review evidence from the day his daughter was killed.
He said he is taking all of these actions because of his “immeasurable love” for Meadow, adding that her memory is “empowering” him to fight for her.
During Pollack’s interview with Cavuto, he would not refer to Cruz by name. He called him “18-1958,” which is his criminal case identification number. Pollack’s decision to call Cruz by his case ID number was symbolic of the way that Cruz saw his daughter, not as a person, just as another number.
“This deputy (Peterson) was driven to that door [of the school] on a golf cart and at that time, 18-1958… was on the first floor,” he stated. He explained that evidence shows that Peterson “retreated” behind a wall while the attack was taking place and “allow[ed] 18-1958 to go up to the third floor where he shoots my daughter four times.”
The lawsuit contains multiple mental health authorities along with James and Kimberly Snead (the couple who took Nikolas Cruz in after his mother passed away), and Cruz’s late mother’s estate.
The lawsuit is “not about money,” according to Pollack. He also claimed that his surviving children and ex-wife are welcome to any funds that are awarded. He simply wants Peterson to be held responsible for the death of his beloved daughter.