Commissioners honor Coral Springs police for Parkland school shooting response

Broward County commissioners are honoring the Coconut Creek Police Department for its response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Commissioners are expected to present two proclamations during their meeting Tuesday morning.

The proclamations will designate Feb. 27 as Officer Michael Leonard Appreciation Day and Coral Springs Police Department Appreciation Day in Broward County.

Leonard has been credited with capturing Nikolas Cruz after he opened fire at his former school, killing 14 students at three teachers.

The recognition comes as Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has ignored calls to resign because of his agency's handling of the Parkland school shooting.

School resource Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after Israel said he failed to act during the shooting. Israel said Peterson stood outside the building where the shooting occurred for four minutes while Cruz was inside.

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