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Sheriff's commander who oversaw Parkland shooting response to be replaced

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posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 04:42 PM

A Broward sheriff’s commander who has drawn scrutiny over her agency’s response to the Parkland school shooting will be replaced, the city said Thursday.

Capt. Jan Jordan, who has led the Parkland district since last year, was the sheriff’s incident commander at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High on Feb. 14, the day a gunman killed 17 and wounded 17 others.

According to records released last week, a Coral Springs deputy fire chief repeatedly asked Jordan for permission to send his medics inside the school but was rebuffed. At the time, the shooter hadn’t been caught, and only a handful of specially trained SWAT paramedics were in the school. Jordan kept telling the deputy fire chief she’d have to check before letting more medics enter, he said. By the time the whole building was deemed safe for them to enter, there was no need — everyone had already been brought out by police or was dead.

And although the "city" doesn't link her being moved from this position to be related to that incident, both the police commissioner and the mayor did have harsh words about her actions that day.

Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine, who represents Parkland, had strong words for Jordan. “When there are reports of incident commanders being unable to make real-time decisions, changes have to take place,” he said Thursday. “While no one is responsible for the crime besides the shooter, these continuous reports of failure in the system are extremely troubling and must be addressed.” Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky said Parkland residents “deserve the highest level of public safety possible and that’s what is important to us.” She didn’t comment further.

Source: Sheriff's commander who oversaw Parkland shooting response to be replaced

I say good riddance to her and her fatal indecision that day. This is why you have that job, to make these tough decisions when under pressure. Children's lives were at stake that day....yet she failed to act to allow them into the place to try and save those lives as they lay there bleeding out.

posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 09:15 PM
But not that ridiculous Sheriff Scott Israel ?
Then this news matters very little to the citizens.

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