A second Broward County Sheriff's Office deputy has been placed on restricted duty today according to Veda Coleman-Wright of the Broward County Sheriff's Office. This comes two weeks after a Public Safety Commission report showed widespread failures in their response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last February. While on restricted duty Deputy Edward Eason, an 18 year BSO veteran, must turn in his badge and gun.
State investigators told the Public Safety Commission that body camera footage showed Eason did not immediately enter the high school campus. He did not head towards the gunfire but instead drove away from it towards the west side of the school campus. His body camera then shows him taking his time putting on his bulletproof vest and adjusting his equipment.
Eason is the second member of the BSO to be placed on restricted duty since the Public Safety Commission presented their findings. On November 20, Sgt. Brian Miller was also placed on restricted duty. The commission's findings also led to the resignation of Jan Jordan who was the captain in charge during the school shooting that killed 17.