Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Sheriff's officer fired after Parkland shooting will get job back

May 14, 2020
Arbitrator rules that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office violated the due process rights of Sgt. Brian Miller when it fired him.

A Broward County, Fla., sheriff’s sergeant who was fired for sitting in his car and failing to react while a gunman killed students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has won an arbitrator's decision and will get his job back.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the arbitrator found that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office violated the due process rights of Brian Miller when Sheriff Gregory Tony terminated him long after state law allowed it.

Miller was fired in June, 16 months after former student Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people and wounded 17 more on Feb. 14, 2018, at the Parkland, Fla., school.

Miller was the first supervisor on the scene. He arrived in time to hear three or four shots. As a supervisor, he didn’t rush to take command.

Instead, a state commission investigating the shooting found that Miller took his time putting on a bulletproof vest and hid behind his car, not going on the radio for 10 minutes.

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