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Henderson Police Chief Retiring Under Pressure

The first female police chief of Henderson is retiring
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HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — City officials say the first female police chief of Henderson is retiring this month after 3 years at the helm and more than 28 years on the force.

Jutta (YOU-Tah) Chambers’ announcement Thursday comes a week after her department took heat for the videotaped beating of a diabetic driver.

The Henderson City Council approved a $257,500 settlement for Adam Greene and his wife on Feb. 7.

Officers from Henderson and the Nevada Highway Patrol suspected Greene was drunk when they stopped his vehicle on Oct. 29, 2010.

Dashboard video shows officers wrestling and kicking Greene before discovering insulin in his pocket. An officer is heard saying the man is semi-conscious and probably in diabetic shock.

Chambers said a sergeant involved was disciplined, and the department since modified its use-of-force policies.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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