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https://twitter.com/MiamiHerald/status/1260739555797409793

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article242719216.html

from 2018:
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/...a-school-shooting-commission-day-2-story.html


Sgt. Miller was first on scene, shooting already underway

Did not engage, put on vest and hid behind cruiser in parking lot, did not radio in for 10 minutes

From the state Public Safety Commission report:
“Miller failed to coordinate or direct deputies’ actions and did not direct or coordinate an immediate response into the school,” the report said. “… Sergeant Miller’s actions were ineffective and he did not properly supervise the scene.”

Terminated in June 2019 in response to the report.

With union support, sued for due process violation, improper firing ... apparently an arbitrator appointed to the case found in his favor.

Will be reinstated with full backpay. He made $138k in 2017.
 

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https://twitter.com/MiamiHerald/status/1260739555797409793

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article242719216.html

from 2018:
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/...a-school-shooting-commission-day-2-story.html


Sgt. Miller was first on scene, shooting already underway

Did not engage, put on vest and hid behind cruiser in parking lot, did not radio in for 10 minutes

From the state Public Safety Commission report:
“Miller failed to coordinate or direct deputies’ actions and did not direct or coordinate an immediate response into the school,” the report said. “… Sergeant Miller’s actions were ineffective and he did not properly supervise the scene.”

Terminated in June 2019 in response to the report.

With union support, sued for due process violation, improper firing ... apparently an arbitrator appointed to the case found in his favor.

Will be reinstated with full backpay. He made $138k in 2017.
If I am reading that correctly the dept. Failed to observe due process rights.

So it is the depts. Failure to get it right that is the issue.
 

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If I am reading that correctly the dept. Failed to observe due process rights.

So it is the depts. Failure to get it right that is the issue.
As a former HR type Ive seen managers have to eat shzz too many times because they wanted to look proactive instead of following the rules. Back to square 1.

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As a former HR type Ive seen managers have to eat shzz too many times because they wanted to look proactive instead of following the rules. Back to square 1.

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A common failing among many management types is that they think they don't have to abide by the rules. And it usually comes back to bite them when they do their sloppy knee jerk reactions instead of doing it right.
 

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It's certainly not a rare thing for an agency to make a misstep when rushing to terminate someone. Due process isn't a suggestion.
You can bet it is particularly galling for the dept. In FL the Sheriff used to be God. And Sheriff depts. We're not permitted to unionize.

I remember back when it was ruled that FLSA applied to cops, Sheriff's in FL had a melt down, what? They were actually going to have to pay deputies overtime instead of making them work extra hours for free???

I was the end of the world!!
 

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Regardless of the failure of the agency to handle his situation " properly" he still must live with himself for his actions that day
Hopefully they will get their act together and do it right.
 

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Regardless of the failure of the agency to handle his situation " properly" he still must live with himself for his actions that day
Yeah, except some people seem to have no trouble at all looking at themselves in the mirror.

Now that he's got his time (and money) back, how long until he can retire? Not everyone who gets their job back due to a technicality are given a Welcome Back party, you know. Might find he doesn't get a glad welcome upon returning to duty. Promotions are probably a dead end, although of course he'll be told he's welcome to apply ...
 
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Man O man do I remember Those days..!
Yep. Back when I started for most cops O.T. Meant,Own Time and you put in the hours or else.

Especially galling was having to spend your off time and even days off in court testifying with no pay for your time.
 

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yep...been there, done that, got the T-shirt, the album and the C-D
Imagine some of these youngsters today being told, for the next two weeks you are working double shifts for only the pay for one shift.( Or your usual shift with no days off)

MAYBE, we will throw you some comp time. (Which you won't be able to use because you are already shorthanded.)
 

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Imagine some of these youngsters today being told, for the next two weeks you are working double shifts for only the pay for one shift.( Or your usual shift with no days off)

MAYBE, we will throw you some comp time. (Which you won't be able to use because you are already shorthanded.)
We must have worked in the same agency...and you are right, the younger gen don't remember what the recession of '76 was like under Mr Carter...I was just damn glad I had a job at all!
 

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I bet the agency lets it ride. Time has passed. Everyone is distracted by Covid. They'll be dealing with budget cuts and hiring freezes once the economic fallout from the lockdowns really hits. There will be bigger fish to fry.

He'll be hidden away somewhere until he can retire. Somebody has to supervise the property room or whatever.
 

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I bet the agency lets it ride. Time has passed. Everyone is distracted by Covid. They'll be dealing with budget cuts and hiring freezes once the economic fallout from the lockdowns really hits. There will be bigger fish to fry.

He'll be hidden away somewhere until he can retire. Somebody has to supervise the property room or whatever.
That is quite possible, they can say they tried to fire him and were prevented from doing so.
 
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... With union support, sued for due process violation, improper firing ... apparently an arbitrator appointed to the case found in his favor.

Will be reinstated with full backpay. He made $138k in 2017.
Well, it is, what it is. :cop:
 

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I worked with Brian when he was a rookie and I'm sad to say that's not the cop I knew. And the agency has fallen a long way.

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https://twitter.com/MiamiHerald/status/1260739555797409793

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article242719216.html

from 2018:
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/...a-school-shooting-commission-day-2-story.html


Sgt. Miller was first on scene, shooting already underway

Did not engage, put on vest and hid behind cruiser in parking lot, did not radio in for 10 minutes

From the state Public Safety Commission report:
“Miller failed to coordinate or direct deputies’ actions and did not direct or coordinate an immediate response into the school,” the report said. “… Sergeant Miller’s actions were ineffective and he did not properly supervise the scene.”

Terminated in June 2019 in response to the report.

With union support, sued for due process violation, improper firing ... apparently an arbitrator appointed to the case found in his favor.

Will be reinstated with full backpay. He made $138k in 2017.
Withhold the payment, start the process over, do it correctly, and fire him again, the right way, using proper procedures and full due process.
 
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