On Saturday night, the Broward Co. Sheriff’s Office released a statement to correct some of the “lies” being spread about the office’s response to police calls to shooter Nikolas Cruz’s home. For one, Sheriff Scott Israel asked the media to stop using the “39” number — the true number was 23.
BuzzFeed, however, did its own investigation over the weekend and found there had been at least 45 calls, including 22 911 calls that were never disclosed to the public.
CNN has done its own investigation as well and concurs with the 45 calls for service number.
Records obtained by CNN show Broward County Sheriff's Office received at least 45 calls for service relating to the Florida school shooter or his brother from 2008 to 2017. The sheriff's office has insisted it received no more than 23 calls https://t.co/SBeYHOIRjD pic.twitter.com/HMvyDfoQxK
— CNN (@CNN) February 27, 2018
Records obtained from the sheriff’s office by CNN show the law enforcement agency received at least 45 calls for service relating to Cruz or his brother from 2008 to 2017, before the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14. The sheriff’s office has insisted it received no more than 23 calls for service regarding Cruz or his family.
CNN has repeatedly asked the sheriff’s office to explain the discrepancy, sending emails and attempting to reach an agency representative by phone. The agency has not responded to those requests with an explanation.
That’s two reports of 45 calls from two separate news agencies.
Didn't he tell @jaketapper Sunday that it was fewer calls? #ResignSheriffIsrael https://t.co/ujBdkqh6hv
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) February 27, 2018
This probably should have been established before he was allowed to twice take the stage, once in a rally speech before the townhall, and blame millions of innocent families for his incompetency. https://t.co/1XWN8C0k6X
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 27, 2018
Maybe could've reported these facts BEFORE the kangaroo court town hall… Also, the good sheriff has persistently claimed his department was ONLY called 23 times. So if 23 wasn't enough, & 45 wasn't enough, then what would it actually take for a response??? https://t.co/mqe3jtNM7L
— Pappy McConville (@KMcConville_9) February 27, 2018
Aren’t you glad your network propped this guy up as some moral leader to go against the NRA? Well done, idiots. https://t.co/sWvQIiEyXp
— Meech (@michi83) February 27, 2018
When's your next townhall? This might be something to bring up with him. https://t.co/MMGr7q9sXk
— Jim Treacher is a dumb pseudonym (@jtLOL) February 27, 2018
This should have been reported before he took the stage twice with his half lies. Judgement may be the Lord's but I bet a lot of parents would like to have a crack at Sheriff Israel. https://t.co/1BgDReGvmg
— Jill hunter (@jj59hunter) February 27, 2018
It's so great you had the kid on with @brianstelter and @andersoncooper saying ppl who doing agree with him don't care about children's lives while running cover for this Sheriff's office, with no push back from out heroic firefighters. https://t.co/eJb4mgm7he
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) February 27, 2018
But you allowed people to call @DLoesch "a murderer" on national television. You have no integrity. I'd call you "The National Enquirer of Cable News", but that would be an insult to the NE. It's time to bring "standards and practices" back. @ChrisLoesch https://t.co/9PSdUG3y3E
— Randy Clemens™ (@bostonrandy) February 27, 2018
Give credit where it is due, @CNN is actually working to uncover facts here.
Unfortunately, the damage of their town hall has been done, and the narrative in the public sphere is completely out of whack. https://t.co/Vf74IbDwNu
— CRTV (@CRTV) February 27, 2018
Oh lookie CNN made its first journalism!! https://t.co/mlQXZJASi2
— PollySpin (@PollySpin) February 27, 2018
oh hey an actual news story by CNN… um now quick call @davidhogg111 to defend him "…because you can't just arrest everyone who commits a crime."
(I totally expect that to be his logic, his actual logic) https://t.co/22HNn8Urda
— Mike (@defineh8speech) February 27, 2018
“Amazing leadership” from list @ScottJIsrael, undeserving of the badge. https://t.co/QQVAnIz7IK
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) February 27, 2018
"Amazing leadership." https://t.co/sS6ZJBS2JI
— Blame Big Government (@BlameBigGovt) February 27, 2018
"amazing leadership" ? https://t.co/jS74GHvHMK
— John Thomas (@TheThomasGuide) February 27, 2018
So he's incompetent and dishonest, right? https://t.co/3IZtcVaz5v
— Keith Burton (@bbeekk321) February 27, 2018
Why is everyone picking on this incompetent elected Democrat? https://t.co/8AW9yGNMnp
— Botty McBotface (@JammieWF) February 27, 2018
Heckuva job, Sheriff. https://t.co/LcSlZMJDV2
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) February 27, 2018
Clearly the governor's fault https://t.co/60OjA4zZZK
— eznark (@eznark) February 27, 2018
Now @browardsheriff can't even get their story straight. 45 services calls when they had insisted 23. Inexcusable. He's a political creature who failed to in every capacity, at every turn. Do the right thing: #ResignSheriffIsrael https://t.co/4sELUKko7f
— Jon Miltimore (@miltimore79) February 27, 2018
Reporter: Sheriff, did you receive 45 calls indicating that the shooter was violent and unstable? Sheriff: Oh No! We only received 23 calls! ?? https://t.co/8NV8CEQkCo
— Mark Sutton (@AbitaMarkSutton) February 27, 2018
As if 'only 23' somehow makes it better? https://t.co/ivSFXB2meR
— Adam Krueger (@a_krueger) February 27, 2018
If your excuse is “hey we were only warned *23* times,” that pretty much speaks for itself. https://t.co/oPSkmNMQr9
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) February 27, 2018
"We only screwed up 23 times not 45" is an…..interesting approach. https://t.co/ivaiseNXd4
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) February 27, 2018
at 50, they spring into action… https://t.co/usLEEtNGUA
— steven giardini (@sjgiardini) February 27, 2018
And yet folks think we can just skip over the part about how new magical laws would make a difference. https://t.co/yJmmgmzbP2
— LizBuddie? (@lizbuddie) February 27, 2018
HOLY CRAP: BuzzFeed discovers 22 more police calls to Cruz home that @BrowardSheriff never disclosed
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