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Broward Deputy Suspended in Airport Shooting Video Investigation

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By    |   Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017 10:02 AM

A longtime deputy with the Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office was suspended while officials investigate the secret videotaping of security footage of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Officials believe someone used a cellphone to tape the security footage, which later appeared on the celebrity news website TMZ.

Michael Dingman, a deputy based at the airport, was suspended with pay, according to the newspaper, which said he has been with the sheriff's office for 21 years.

"I'm not saying he did or didn't do anything wrong," Broward Sheriff Scott Israel told the Sentinel. "Based on all the information available to me, the correct move, the direction I chose to go in, is to suspend a deputy with pay as the investigation continues.

"I'm disgusted and appalled to think that, in general, anyone in law enforcement may have been involved in such a despicable event: Making a video, especially such a graphic video that is part of evidence, taking a video that is not any deputy's property, to distribute to anybody."

Israel said his office is looking at whether anyone was paid for the video.

Dingman is alleged to have disclosed or used confidential criminal justice information, the Sentinel says citing an internal affairs memo.

The video shows shooting suspect Esteban Santiago pulling a gun from his waistband at the airport and opening fire. Five people were killed and six wounded in the shooting spree.

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A longtime deputy with the Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office was suspended while officials investigate the secret videotaping of security footage of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
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