City of Lubbock still trying to fire accused officer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

City of Lubbock still trying to fire accused officer

Chris Hennsley Chris Hennsley
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A Lubbock police officer still has his job, but the City of Lubbock is once again going to court in an effort to fire him.

Back in 2010, Officer Chris Hennsley was fired amid allegations of excessive force during a traffic stop.

He's accused of kicking a man in the stomach, tazing a fellow officer by accident and improper handling of weapons.

During an arbitration hearing in August, Hennsley admitted to making mistakes, but claimed he should not be fired.

The arbitrator ruled that Hennsley could go back to work with a 15-day suspension on his record.

Hensley is currently working as part of the patrol division of the Lubbock Police Department.

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