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.

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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.

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The Sun Sentinel reports jail deputies, who are not named, ignored the woman’s calls for help until after her son was born.

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The sheriff said the two people fired “grossly failed the agency and the inmate.”