Broward Bus Driver Suspended and Demoted During Teen Dragging Investigation in Fla.: Report

Reinaldo Soto, 55, was suspended without pay and demoted to coach service attendant, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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    Jerry Cunningham

    A Broward County bus driver has been suspended and demoted after dragging a teenager about 100 feet in Pompano Beach in Florida last month, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

    Reinaldo Soto, 55, was suspended without pay for 15 days and demoted from bus operator to coach service attendant to clean and service buses, the newspaper reported.

    RAW VIDEO: 14-Year-Old Hit by Bus in Pompano Beach

    [MI] RAW VIDEO: 14-Year-Old Hit by Bus in Pompano Beach
    A 14-year-old boy who jumped onto the outside of a Broward County bus was hospitalized after he was run over by the bus in Pompano Beach Friday morning, officials said. (Published Friday, May 10, 2013)

    Jerry Cunningham, 14, fell under the bus after his arm got caught in the door on May 10 in the 1200 block of E. Sample Road. The middle schooler had been running to catch the bus and jumped on the exterior when he caught up to it. Witnesses said he held on for a minute before he fell off and was run over.

    The teen suffered a traumatic brain injury and remains in stable condition, but has not regained consciousness.

    Boy, 14, Struck by Broward County Bus in Pompano Beach

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    A 14-year-old boy who jumped onto the outside of a Broward County bus was hospitalized after he was run over by the bus in Pompano Beach Friday morning, officials said. Bus rider Brian Clark and Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dani Moschella spoke about the incident. (Published Friday, May 10, 2013)

    Soto was placed on administrative leave following the incident.

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    Surveillance video was released on Tuesday from cameras that were rolling inside a Broward County Transit bus that ran over 14-year-old Jerry Cunningham last week. Video showed the teen running to catch the vehicle, and one passenger is heard saying, "You have a runner." Passenger Brian Clark described what he witnessed last week. On Tuesday 911 calls were also made available in the case. (Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013)