A second Parkland cop has been reinstated on a technicality after being fired for his response to the 2018 school shooting, according to reports.
Broward Sheriff Deputy Josh Stambaugh, who hid behind his car before driving away from the shots fired at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was fired 13 days too late, an arbitrator ruled this week, the local CBS affiliate reported.
Stambaugh’s firing went against Florida state law requiring discipline of law enforcement officers within 180 days of an investigation’s end. It’s not clear how much he is owed through back pay.
The decision follows that of another arbitrator who reinstated Sgt. Brian Miller four months ago, ruling that Sheriff Gregory Tony had missed his firing deadline by two days. Miller is due at least $125,000 in back pay.
The sheriff’s office has already appealed the Miller decision and told the station it will also challenge the ruling for Stambaugh.
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