BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Two of the highest-ranking Broward Sheriff’s Office detention administrators were fired this week after a woman gave birth while in custody.
Sheriff Gregory Tony has terminated Col. Gary Palmer and Lt. Col. Angela Neely.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 3,231 New Cases, 33 Additional Deaths Reported Sunday
The sheriff said the firings are directly related to an incident a month ago when an inmate at the North Broward Jail in Pompano Beach gave birth while in custody.READ MORE: 96-Year-Old Charite Ernest Missing Since Saturday
The Sun Sentinel reports jail deputies, who are not named, ignored the woman’s calls for help until after her son was born.MORE NEWS: 14-Year-Old Girl Injured In Miramar Triple Shooting
The sheriff said the two people fired “grossly failed the agency and the inmate.”