Florida Gov. Rick Scott has requested a formal investigation into law enforcement’s response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which took the lives of 17 people earlier this month.
“I have asked for FDLE [Florida Department of Law Enforcement] to immediately investigate the law enforcement response and will continue to review this matter as more facts come out. There must be an independent investigation and that is why I asked the FDLE Commissioner to immediately start this process,” Scott said in a statement on Sunday.
Broward County police and the FBI have been under intense scrutiny over the department’s handling of the shooting and red flags raised about the suspect in the lead-up to the tragedy.
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