LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Lubbock ISD Superintendent Karen Garza has accepted the resignation of Mark Hinshaw, former LISD Chief of Police.
"In a short period of time, Mark Hinshaw made a positive difference in our police force," Garza said. "He was responsive to the needs of our district and a valued member of the district's administrative team. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors," Garza concluded.
Hinshaw was placed on paid administrative leave last month, following an incident at La Diosa cellars. Lubbock police reported that Hinshaw was intoxicated while carrying his gun and wearing his badge. Officers responded and took his weapon, but Hinshaw was not arrested.
Veteran LISD police officer Craig Jackson continues as the district's interim Chief of Police. The posting and search for a permanent replacement for Hinshaw is underway.
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