How many cops stood outside the Parkland high school building where a gunman attacked students and staff instead of going in to confront the shooter and possibly save lives?
Three government agencies ? and the families of some of the 17 people who died at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ? are fighting the news media?s request to view surveillance video that might shed light on that question. At a hearing in Broward Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon, lawyers for the Broward County school board and Broward State Attorney?s Office argued that releasing video footage from exterior cameras mounted on school buildings could jeopardize the prosecution of shooter Nikolas Cruz and put Stoneman Douglas students at further risk.
?None of this should ever be publicized,? said Eugene Pettis, an attorney for the school board, raising concerns that the release of surveillance footage would expose blind spots in the district?s security camera system.
?This is criminal investigative information,? said Broward Assistant State Attorney Joel Silvershein, who argued the footage was therefore exempt from disclosure to the media.
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