Attorney for Parkland shooter under investigation

Published: November 4, 2022 6:52 AM EDT
Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz is seen during jury selection for the penalty trial that sentenced him to life in prison. Credit: CBS Miami

An attorney for the Parkland shooter is being investigated.

The Florida Bar has launched an investigation into the actions of Tamara Curtis, one of the assistant public defenders who represented Nikolas Cruz.

Last July, the attorney was caught during a break in the proceedings laughing with the Parkland shooter and making an obscene gesture.

CBS previously reported that many of the victims’ families were upset about Curtis’ behavior in court.

Also, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has written a letter to Jack Tuter, the Chief Judge of the seventh judicial circuit.

The letter addresses the behavior of Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer, saying she was hostile towards the defense. The group is asking Tuter to remove her from any other criminal cases.