The city of Orlando ordered a police officer diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after the Pulse nightclub mass shooting to go back to work Monday in a clerical role, but he did not show up.
Gerry Realin’s doctor said he was fit enough to do clerical work, but only outside the Police Department, according to the city.
On Thursday, the department assigned him to the city’s STOPS safety program that runs the red-light camera system. Realin would help run a new bike-safety program.
Orlando police Deputy Chief Orlando Rolon said the program office is in City Hall and is not associated with the Police Department – but Realin argues that it is.
Gerry Realin was on the team that had to remove bodies after the Pulse nightclub attack on June 12 that claimed the lives of 49 people and injured at least 68 others.
He went back to work for a couple weeks, but doctors said he was not able to work because of PTSD, the Orlando Sentinel reports.