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: Miami Beach Climate Change Plan Would See Iconic Palm Trees Swapped Out For Canopy Trees
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: Publix To Start Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations In Miami-Dade, Broward
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: Florida Senator Marco Rubio Says 'We’ll See' To 2024 Presidential Run, Dismisses Ivanka Senate Talk As 'Gossip'
The sheriff said the two people fired “grossly failed the agency and the inmate.”