Henderson Police Chief Asked To Resign

In the wake of the motorist beating that made headlines recently, the Henderson Police Chief, Jutta Chambers has been asked to resign, according to City Hall sources.

On February 7, 2012, video footage was captured from a Nevada Highway Patrol dashboard camera. In this footage, a Henderson Police officer could be seen kicking a man in the head during a traffic stop.

The city manager, Mark Calhoun made the request to Jutta Chambers to resign. It is likely that Calhoun himself was pressured into making the request by members of the Henderson City Council. Understandably, it likely didn’t sit well with the residents of Henderson, and the Henderson City Council should be acting in the best interest of their constituents. At the end of the day though, hopefully the City Council did not pressure Calhoun too much, as it would be a violation of the city charter.

Sources have said that Jutta Chambers will likely retire instead of resign, if she does decide to go along with the request.

Jutta Chambers was actually the first female police officer in Henderson’s police department. She has been there for 30 years, and became the Henderson Police Chief in 2008. Since becoming chief, she did a lot of good, and made many essential changes in the department.

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