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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2019 Nikolas Cruz appears at a hearing in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. A mental health provider cannot be held liable for the actions of the man accused of a 2018 Florida high school massacre, an appeals court ruled Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Henderson Behavioral Health Inc. treated Nikolas Cruz off and on from 2009 to 2016, court records show. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Court: Mental provider not liable in Florida school shooting

May. 27, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A mental health provider cannot be held liable for the actions of a man accused of a 2018 Florida high school massacre, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. Henderson Behavioral Health Inc. treated Nikolas Cruz off and on from 2009 to 2016, court records show. Cruz had multiple...

Sergeant fired in school shooting response to get job back

May. 14, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's sergeant fired because he sat in a parked car during a 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will get his job back along with back pay, according to a statement from the union that represents deputies. The arbitrator dismissed the case...

Ex-Florida sheriff's removal lawsuit dismissed

May. 7, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the due process rights of a former Florida sheriff ousted by the governor following the Parkland high school massacre were not violated when the state Senate refused to reinstate him. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker dismissed ex-Broward County Sheriff...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2019 file photo, acting Broward County sheriff Gregory Tony, right, speaks after being introduced by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, at the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Tony is defending himself over allegations that he should have disclosed that he fatally shot another teenager when he was 14 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

State offficials to review complaint against Florida sheriff

May. 6, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — State law enforcement officials will review a complaint against a Florida sheriff appointed by the governor after the 2018 Parkland high school massacre following accusations that he should have disclosed he fatally shot another teenager when he was 14 in Philadelphia. Florida...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2019 file photo, acting Broward County sheriff Gregory Tony, right, speaks after being introduced by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, at the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Tony is defending himself over allegations that he should have disclosed that he fatally shot another teenager when he was 14 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Florida sheriff defends keeping childhood shooting a secret

May. 4, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida sheriff appointed by the governor after the 2018 Parkland high school massacre is defending himself over allegations that he should have disclosed he fatally shot another teenager when he was 14 in Philadelphia. Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony told reporters...

In this December 2016, photo provided by Irene Monica Sanchez, is civil rights leader Bobby Lee Verdugo, left, and Chicano scholar Sanchez posing for a photo after Verdugo was honored at a diploma ceremony at Lincoln High School, in Los Angeles. Verdugo, one of the leaders of the 1968 East Los Angeles high school walkout to protest discrimination and dropout rates among Mexican American students, which triggered a movement across the American Southwest, died Friday, May 1, 2020. He was 69. (Courtesy of Irene Monica Sanchez via AP)

Bobby Lee Verdugo, leader of 1968 LA school walkout, dies

May. 2, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

Bobby Lee Verdugo, one of the leaders of the 1968 East Los Angeles high school walkout to protest discrimination and dropout rates among Mexican American students, which triggered a movement across the American Southwest, died Friday. He was 69. His daughter, Monica Verdugo, announced on Facebook that her father...