Two SWAT team members from a Florida police department have been suspended from duty over their decision to respond without permission to the shooting at a high school that killed 17 students and faculty last month.
The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported on Wednesday that two SWAT officers from the Miramar Police Department who were on duty headed to the high school when a gunman started shooting, even though they hadn’t been instructed to. According to the police department, that created a safety issue that resulted in their suspension.
Police union officials defended the two officers telling reporters, “While it may have been a violation of policy to not notify their supervisors that they were going there, their intentions were brave and heroic.”
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