‘Broward Coward’ Scot Peterson Starts Receiving $8,702-A-Month Pension

Deputy who stood down while students were gunned down rewarded with full benefits

Justice is served!

From Fox News:

Scot Peterson, a former deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, has reportedly started to receive a hefty pension — three months after he retired amid the aftermath of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Peterson, a 33-year law enforcement veteran, was the resource deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 when 17 people were killed by gunfire.

As one of the largest mass shootings in modern U.S. history unfolded, Peterson never entered the building where alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz was opening fire and instead took up a position outside the building that was under attack.

Peterson, 55, was widely criticized for his actions and Broward Sheriff Scott Israel opened an internal investigation. The deputy resigned and retired on Feb. 23, “rather than face possible termination.”

Peterson, the Sun-Sentinel reported, has received a monthly state pension of $8,702.35 since April. He was paid $101,879.03 last year, according to the news outlet, which cited sheriff’s office records.

[…]Peterson hasn’t been criminally charged in relation to the shooting, but his pension benefits could possibly be forefeited, according to the Sentinel, pending a Florida state inquiry into how police responded to the shooting.

Sheriff Israel’s Captain Jan Jordan of the Broward Sheriff’s Office effectively ordered police to stand down during the shooting.

The only reason shooter Nikolas Cruz was able to buy a gun was because he was he was shielded from arrest thanks to a “controversial disciplinary program” designed to combat “systemic racism” by limiting arrests of minority students.

While it’s easy to slam Peterson, his actions were part of a broader program.