NORTH PORT, Fla - An emergency operator fired for failing to send police to crash site last year is getting her job back.
A mediator ruled the firing was unjust because of a lack of clear punishment guidelines in the department. Brian Woods was found dead outside his a truck a day after crashing into a telephone police in North Port last December.
But, shortly after the crash, a teenage passerby called 911, but had trouble giving the operator the exact location of the wreck. The dispatcher never sent an officer to search for the wreck.
The 911 operator's attorney insists the caller never mentioned that Wood was lying on the ground. She had been on the job for three years before the crash.
The dispatcher is also getting a years worth of missed pay, roughly $32,000 and is expected back at work in a few weeks.