Reinstated with back pay. An abitrator has ruled Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer Jeffrey Edwards never should have been fired after he shot and killed an unarmed driver.
We originally brought you the story in May 2012 when Davinian Williams was shot seven times after a traffic stop and was reaching under his seat.
We are working to find out how much back pay he'll receive.
Following the ruling we received this statement from Sheriff John Rutherford:
“I believe the arbitrator, Mr. Bowden, made grievous mistakes and assumptions that lead to the decision ordering the reinstatement of officer Jeffrey Edwards. The same grievous mistakes occurred in an earlier decision to reinstate an officer I fired for a DUI. She was later arrested (again) after causing damage to several others’ vehicles, after the arbitrator made a similar decision to reinstate.
I will be looking at my options for challenging this decision.”