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Deputy charged with giving shooting video to TMZ

Deputy Michael Dingam, 47, turned himself in to the sheriff's headquarters Wednesday morning, admitting that he released the video. (CNN Newsource / BSO)

A Broward Sheriff's deputy is accused of releasing the security footage in the deadly airport shooting in Fort Lauderale to TMZ.

According to the Sun Sentinel, 47-year-old Deputy Michael Dingam turned himself in to the sheriff's headquarters Wednesday morning, admitting that he released the video.

The video shows the moments 27-year-old Esteban Santiago opened fire in a terminal. Santiago faces several charges and even the death penalty in the killings of five people and wounding six others.

“When I found out that a video had been released and that the suspect was one of our own, I was very angry,” Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said during a news conference. “At the end of the day, this is about one deputy who chose to tarnish the badge.”

The SunSentinel reports that Dingman faces several charges including tampering with evidence.

Dingman claims he never made any money off the video, but Sheriff Scott says he cannot verify if a there was any type of payment involved.

The veteran deputy did not appear in court on Wednesday, but the SunSentinel states that he posted a $2,000 bond.

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