Brother of accused Parkland shooter to sue BSO over treatment in jail

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As I reported in March, Cruz was originally arrested back in March for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the campus where his brother killed 17 students and teachers and wounded 17 more.

Cruz was arrested again on Tuesday, May 1, for violating his probation.

His previous attorney, Joseph Kimock, said he does not see evidence of a probation violation.

After his March 19 arrest, Zachary Cruz reportedly told police that he had visited the high school, which he had previously attended, three times since the deadly massacre.

The press release was issued as Cruz issued a written plea of not guilty in Palm Beach County after his arrest the night before on allegations he violated his probation.

According to this warrant, Zachary was about 25 feet from the west parking lot of Park Vista Community High School in Lake Worth, Florida. Kimok represented Cruz on the original trespassing charge.

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Zachary Cruz is seen in a booking photo provided to CNN by the Broward County Sheriff's Office on March 19, 2018.

Pollack also named Nikolas Cruz, his mother's estate, Cruz's adoptive parents who took him in after his mother's death, and several mental health facilities that did evaluations on Cruz before the shooting took place. Authorities said he was driving a vehicle without a license and found within 25 feet of a school.

"He was ordered not to actually go on any schools".

Sheriff's spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said Cruz's caretaker reported him because he was driving without a license and insurance.

Attorneys for Nikolas Cruz have conceded he is the shooter and say he would plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence. They say he received harassment from guards while he was held at the Broward Main Jail in Fort Lauderdale.

Also Wednesday, a nonprofit civil rights organization called Nexus Derechos Humanos said it is planning to file a federal lawsuit on Zachary Cruz's behalf challenging how he has been treated by law enforcement.

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