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Florida Sheriff’s Department Claims Fewer Visits to Shooter’s Home Despite Records

The Broward County Sheriff’s department is under significant criticism after revelations were made public regarding the inaction of the department’s deputies before and during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Despite these revelations, Broward County Sheriff Scott IsraelĀ remains defiant amid calls for his suspension or resignation.

Here is what we know about the department’s actions so far:

The media reported that the deputies visited the shooter’s home at least 29 times, but no follow-up was conducted until after the shooting.

Buzzfeed reported [1] that there were at least 45 total visits by deputies to the shooter’s residence, according to records they obtained.

The sheriff countered and said that they only visited the shooter’s residence 23 times. The discrepancy does not exonerate the department for not following up on the shooter.