Police union won’t defend Florida’s 'coward' sheriff’s deputy, but not for the reason you’d think
A senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School weeps in front of a cross and Star of David for shooting victim Meadow Pollack while a fellow classmate consoles her at a memorial by the school in Parkland, Florida, U.S. February 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

When school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz unloaded rounds from his AR-15 into students, teachers and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson, who was on duty as the school’s resource officer, failed to enter the building as 17 people died — but that’s not why the police union representing him won’t be defending.