Henderson Police Department Chief LaTesha Watson is interviewed at South Point in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Henderson Police Chief LaTesha Watson is now on unpaid leave, a high-ranking city official said Thursday. The city has been paying the chief, who makes $190,000 annually, since she was placed on paid leave on March 14. Her deputy chief, Thedrick Andres, was named acting chief in her absence. The change to unpaid leave took effect at 5:30 p.m. Thursday when her three-week opportunity to sign a separation agreement expired, according to Bristol Ellington, deputy city manager and chief operating officer for Henderson. Ellington, who is also Watson’s direct supervisor, said he expects the chief’s employment status to be resolved by the end of next week. No additional information was available, and Watson could not be reached for comment Thursday evening. Two days before she was placed on leave, an … [Read more...] about Henderson Police Chief LaTesha Watson placed on unpaid leave
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By Roy Kent, Staff writer Published 10:00 am CDT, Sunday, March 10, 2019 The city of Katy Police Department may have a new chief if the City Council votes on a new boss Monday, March 11. The city of Katy Police Department may have a new chief if the City Council votes on a new boss Monday, March 11. Photo: Craig Moseley, Staff / Houston Chronicle Photo: Craig Moseley, Staff / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The city of Katy Police Department may have a new chief if the City Council votes on a new boss Monday, March 11. The city of Katy Police Department may have a new chief if the City Council votes on a new boss Monday, March 11. Photo: Craig Moseley, Staff / Houston Chronicle THE … [Read more...] about THE WEEK AHEAD: Katy City Council to once again consider police chief position
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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”-Martin Luther King, Jr. After wrongfully terminating Jasper’s first black Police Chief because of his race, the City of Jasper and other Co-Defendants agreed to pay former Chief of Police Rodney Pearson $831,000.00 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit he filed over two years ago. This settlement is the largest Employment Discrimination verdict/settlement in Jasper County history and one if not the largest in East Texas history. “The Pearsons want to thank the countless well-wishers who stood by their side during this nightmarish ordeal, and are comforted by the words,” said Cade Bernsen, of the Bernsen Law Firm and the attorney who represented the Pearsons. “The pain, embarrassment and hardship the Pearson family endured can never be compensated fully in monetary terms, but their family is hopeful that yet another light … [Read more...] about Jasper’s first black police chief lands record breaking settlement of $831,000
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