Facing disciplinary action from the Broward County Sheriff's Department, Peterson opted to resign and retire on February 23, just 9 days after the shooting.
Peterson's actions on February 14 are under review after surveillance video outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School showed him waiting to enter the school as the gunman sprayed bullets from his AR-15. His lawyer said in a statement at the time that "the allegations that Mr. Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are patently untrue". On top of the pension payments, he is also entitled to continue to receive health insurance benefits from the BSO.
The 55-year-old resigned and retired shortly after the massacre, and according to The Sun-Sentinel, began receiving a monthly state pension of $8,702.3 in April.
Public records show that Peterson earned $75,673.72 in base salary plus overtime and other compensation past year, for a total of $101,879.03.
The troubles are not over for Peterson.
Timothy Donnelly, an assistant state attorney, responded that the agency is waiting for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to complete its investigation, ordered by Florida Gov. Rick Scott. If FDLE has found that anyone has broken any laws, they will be held fully accountable. The newspaper has reported that Peterson's personnel file was filled with commendations.
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Boston had no such problem with scoring distribution - with all five starters plus Marcus Smart scoring in double-figures. Still, he wasn't almost as impactful in the second half as the Celtics pulled away for a 107-94 win.
We know first-hand that censorship against conservative news is real.
There's been a lot of dishonesty and propaganda from certain gun control advocates in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, including the outrageous suggestion that Republican lawmakers who support Second Amendment rights have "put a price" on the lives of schoolchildren.
"My daughter would still be alive if this person did his job", he tweeted.
So let's do the math.
"The thing he was supposed to do - protect these children - he didn't do", Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine told the Miami Herald Tuesday.