This chickenshit is allowed to step back into a uniform he disgraced.
A sheriff’s sergeant who was fired for sitting in his car and failing to react while a gunman slaughtered students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will get his job back.
An arbitrator has dismissed the case against Brian Miller. According to a statement from the union that represents deputies and sergeants, the arbitrator found that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office violated Miller’s due process rights 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 with an AR-15 rifle on Feb. 14, 2018.
Miller will receive considerable money when reinstated. He was paid more than $137,000 in 2018. That includes a year’s salary, any overtime that he would have received, as well as medical reimbursements, paid holidays and time off.
Cruz’s rampage exposed widespread failures at the Sheriff’s Office. The deputy assigned to the school, Scot Peterson, was charged with multiple counts of child neglect. Peterson was widely criticized for taking cover outside the school while Cruz was gunning down people inside. But the criticism didn’t stop with Peterson.
Broward Sheriff Scott Isreal was ousted over the department’s failures in Parkland and at a mass shooting a year earlier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. His replacement, Tony, canned Miller and then deputies Joshua Stambaugh and Edward Eason a few weeks later.
The Stambaugh and Eason cases are still making their way through the system. They, too, contend they were fired beyond the time allowed under state law.
Andrew Pollock, whose daughter was among those killed, is not pleased.
Miller isn’t the only one. Those other cops who hid instead of doing what they were trained for, should never be allowed anywhere near a badge and gun.
There was enough incompetence and indifference on the part of law enforcement to go around. The FBI was warned about Nikolas Cruz’s violent threats 6 months prior to the shooting. They did nothing. The Broward County sheriffs were called to Cruz’s home dozens of times over domestic issues. He has a long history of alleged abuse to his adoptive mother. Cruz threw chairs, a dog bowl, and cups at his mother, Lynda Cruz, who died from pneumonia last November. He has at least 30 reports of domestic violence and destructive behavior since 2011.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School administrators recommended a threat assessment for Nikolas Cruz back in January 2017.
Cruz passed a background check and legally bought an AR-15 from Sunrise Tactical Supply in Coral Springs, Fla., in 2017.
This means none of the agencies in Parkland, Florida, bothered to take his behavior seriously enough to charge him prior to the shooting.
And to top it off, the sheriffs who arrived on scene while Cruz was mowing down students, hid outside the building instead of entering to confront the son of a bitch.
Aside from the FBI’s and the Broward County Sheriff’s incompetence, the county made a pact with the devil regarding violent thugs in the district. The Obama regime awarded grant money to the Broward County school district to look the other way when minority students committed crimes. That’s how wackjobs like Nikolas Cruz was able to slip through the cracks.
Another investigative journalist from The Conservative Tree House site gathered details about how Broward County policies encourage officers to cover up crimes and avoid making arrests.
No wonder Cruz was able to slaughter those kids so easily. Law enforcement gave him the green light.
And to add insult to injury, the cops who refused to do their jobs while kids were being mowed down, are given their jobs back. What a fucking crock of shit.