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Active Shooter Policy Changes For Broward County Deputies

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Deputies in one South Florida county will have to try to confront active shooters in the future.

It's a change to the Broward County's Sheriff's written policy that drew controversy following the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The new policy says deputies "shall" immediately intervene instead of "may" in the case of an active shooter scenario.

Earlier this month, members of a public safety commission criticized the "may" policy, saying it is "inconsistent" with standard law enforcement procedures.

Sheriff's deputies, including a school resource officer, chose not to go into a building as the gunman shot 34 people, killing 17 students and staff.