Lawsuit Alleges Authorities Were ‘Torturing’ Parkland Gunman's Brother

May 3, 2018

A civil rights organization announced Thursdayit has filed a federal law against Broward County sheriff’s deputies, prosecutors and a judge for allegedly “torturing” Zachary Cruz, the brother of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz, following his March 19 arrest for trespassing. 

The lawsuit, filed by Virginia-based Nexus Derechos Humanos, claims that Zachary Cruz, 18, was the victim of “an extortive campaign of intimidation because of the identity of his brother.”

Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. He also wounded 17 others.

Zachary Cruz was not involved in the shooting but was arrested for trespassing on the school’s campus. The younger Cruz had attended school there before moving in with a family friend in the Lantana area and told Broward County deputies he had come back to “reflect on the school shooting and soak it in.”

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