Michael Dingman, a 21-year veteran of the Broward County, Fl., Sheriff’s Office assigned to the airport, was suspended with pay in connection with an investigation into who leaked the video of the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to TMZ.com, reports USA Today. County Sheriff Scott Israel said the leak was “despicable, repulsive.” The video, which surfaced Sunday, appeared to be a cellphone recording of the surveillance video that showed the first seconds of the shooting in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2.
A man wearing a long-sleeves shirt and black pants is seen in the video walking through the baggage claim area and pulling a gun from his waistband. He points the gun at people outside the frame, then disappears from the camera’s view. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said, “Everyone was disheartened. It was a heinous thing to do. For families to see the final moments of their loved ones, to see them killed or get hurt on a video is traumatic.” Sharief said she hopes criminal charges will be brought against whomever leaked the video.