Local Law Enforcement: 'No Known Ties' Between School Shooter & Republic Of Florida Militia Group

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Feb. 15, 2018

According to a new report from the Tallahassee Democrat, local law enforcement say they've found "no known ties" between the Republic of Florida white nationalist militia group and school shooter Nikolas Cruz.

From the Tallahassee Democrat:
Local law enforcement sources have not found a connection between accused Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz and a Tallahassee-based paramilitary group.

Leon County law enforcement sources told the Tallahassee Democrat that they could not find information linking Cruz, 19, to the Republic of Florida Militia, as claimed by the group’s self-proclaimed leader Jordan Jereb.

His comments to the Anti-Defamation League and The Associated Press set off a media firestorm Thursday at about midday that Cruz was connected to the alt-right, white nationalist group.

Hours after news outlets around the nation reported Cruz's alleged ties, Leon County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Grady Jordan told the Tallahassee Democrat investigative work did not yield any connections.

“We are still doing some work but we have no known ties between the ROF, Jordan Jereb or the Broward shooter,” Jordan said.

Jordan and other law enforcement sources declined to confirm whether they had spoken to Jereb, who is no stranger to Tallahassee law enforcement.

Cruz entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wednesday, investigators say, with an AR-15 and opened fire, killing 17 people and injuring 14. He faces 17 counts of premeditated murder.
The AP reports that Lt. Grady Jordan "said his office has 'very solid' information on the [ROF] and 'there's no known ties that we have that we can connect' 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz with the group."

The ADL said in their press release they used the anonymous, troll-filled message board 4chan as their initial source.




Jereb is claiming on his Gab that it was a "misunderstanding" because they have "MULTIPLE people named Nicholas" in their group.



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