LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Suspended Hockley County Sheriff David Kinney is expected to hold a public meeting Monday.
Kinney was temporarily removed from his position as sheriff accused of incompetence, filing a false financial report and a wrongful arrest.
Kinney denies any wrong doing.
The Hockley County attorney tells NewsChannel 11 this is the culmination of an investigation that began July 10th. That's when federal investigators broke up a drug ring.
Authorities charged more than 20 people in that bust including two Hockley County Sheriff's Department deputies with multiple crimes.
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Kinney was notified of his suspension just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Hockley County Attorney Christopher Dennis tells NewsChannel 11 it's the culmination of an investigation that began shortly after federal investigators broke up an alleged drug ring back in July.