Contempt sought for official in school shooting brother case

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for the brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz says a sheriff's official should be held in contempt of court for an issue involving an electronic monitoring device.

Attorney Mark Lowry says in a motion filed Monday that Broward Sheriff's Office probation chief David Scharf wrongly ordered that Zachary Cruz's ankle monitor alert whenever he was in Broward County. Zachary Cruz is on six months' probation for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where his brother is accused of fatally shooting 17 people Feb. 14.

Lowry says it's not a probation violation for Zachary Cruz to enter Broward County. The ankle monitor alerted when he visited the gravesite of the 18-year-old's mother for Mother's Day before moving to Virginia.

The sheriff's office had no comment.

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