Florida Officer Fired For Hiding During Parkland Shooting Gets Job Back, With Back-pay!

by | May 14, 2020

NY Post:

A sheriff’s sergeant fired for hiding behind his car during the Parkland school massacre has gotten his job back — along with at least $125,000 in back pay, according to reports.

Sgt. Brian Miller was one of four deputies terminated for “neglect of duty” after the 2018 slaughter at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 students and faculty members dead and another 17 injured.

Miller had been the first supervisor on scene — but put on his bulletproof vest and hid behind his car, not even going on his radio for 10 minutes, rather than taking command, a state commission investigation found.

“Miller failed to coordinate or direct deputies’ actions and did not direct or coordinate an immediate response into the school,” a report from the commission said at the time, calling his actions “ineffective.”

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office fired him last June — but an arbitrator has ruled that his due process rights were violated, the South Florida Sun Sentinel revealed late Wednesday.

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