A sheriff’s sergeant fired for hiding behind his automotive during the Parkland faculty bloodbath has gotten his job back — together with at the least $125,000 in back pay, in accordance with studies.
Sgt. Brian Miller was one among 4 deputies terminated for “neglect of obligation” after the 2018 slaughter at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty that left 17 college students and school members lifeless and one other 17 injured.
Miller had been the primary supervisor on scene — however placed on his bulletproof vest and hid behind his automotive, not even happening his radio for 10 minutes, moderately than taking command, a state fee investigation discovered.
“Miller did not coordinate or direct deputies’ actions and didn’t direct or coordinate a right away response into the varsity,” a report from the fee mentioned on the time, calling his actions “ineffective.”
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, a member of the fee, chastised Miller as “an absolute, whole failure” on the time.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Workplace fired him final June — however an arbitrator has dominated that his due course of rights have been violated, the South Florida Solar Sentinel revealed late Wednesday.
Alongside together with his job, he’ll get back pay for the 11 months he missed, the union that represents deputies and sergeants instructed the paper.
Miller was getting paid greater than $137,000 a yr when he was fired, the Solar Sentinel mentioned — that means his back pay can be at the least $125,000.
Accused faculty shooter Nikolas Cruz continues to be awaiting trial for 17 counts of homicide and 17 counts of tried homicide for the assault on Feb. 14, 2018.
His attorneys have mentioned he’ll plead responsible if he’s spared the dying penalty and given a life sentence, a deal prosecutors have rejected.