Former sheriff fights for reinstatement - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/20/10

Former sheriff fights for reinstatement

By Tiffany Pelt - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A former area Sheriff is fighting to be reinstated. Former Hockley County Sheriff David Kinney took the stand Wednesday against his suspension and civil claims brought against him during the Levelland methamphetamine drug bust back in July.

Back in August, County Attorney Chris Dennis filed the civil complaint accusing Kinney of wrongful arrest, filing a false record, and incompetence in hiring and supervising employees. A temporary restraining order was brought against Kinney prohibiting from acting as sheriff, accessing county property and talking to employees of the sheriff's office.

Narcotics investigator Gary Moran was first to take the stand at nine this morning, followed by Kinney.

The majority of the discussion dealt with the relationship between former Chief Deputy Gordan Bohannon, drug ring leader Bobby Froman, and Bradley Gore, all of which have already pleaded guilty to their involvement in the meth ring.

Froman and Gore were both informants for the sheriffs office but Kinney says he didn't know Froman and Bohannon were good friends. During his testimony Kinney says he's known Bohannon for 24 years, and while working together Bohannon once saved his life. Kinney says that's why he trusted Bohannon, probably more than he should have, which is why he didn't suspect Bohannon's involvement in the meth ring.

Also brought up were conversations that contradicted Kinney's statements regarding his relationship with Gore. Kinney admits to telling FBI agents he was a friend of Gore and they visited on occasions. While on the stand Kinney stated he was not good friends with Gore and could not recall visiting with him, but Kinney did say he in fact told the FBI agents he had.

Court will continue at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the Hockley County Courthouse in Levelland.

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