While the Broward County Sheriff’s Office has refused to release the videos from the mass shooting, a judge has ruled it must be released.
Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey Levenson ruled the videos may be released by Thursday at the earliest, putting the sheriff’s office on notice.
The Broward County Public Schools have also refused to comply with pending lawsuits and may appeal the decision to keep the footage concealed.
Many have been demanding the release of the footage outside the high school in Parkland, Florida during the attack.
Last month, confessed gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 innocent people and injured many others.
Having access to the footage outside of the school would provide insight into when officers arrived on the scene and what took place outside of the building during the attack.
Access to the more than 70 cameras on the school campus would also provide more details on the actions — or inaction — of the school’s resource officer and Broward County sheriff’s officers.
Deputy Scot Peterson, the resource officer at the high school, resigned after the shooting following reports that he did “nothing” to stop the crazed gunman.
Peterson sat outside hiding for more than “four minutes” and “never went into” the building to stop Cruz during the attack.
The video footage could provide more information into where he was and what he was doing other than being a coward.
It was also confirmed Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel ordered his deputy’s to “stand down” and not enter the school.
The American people and grieving families deserve to have more answers — and a judge has made it clear, the surveillance video must be released to the public.