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Tensions rise at Henderson city council meeting days after unions vote ‘no confidence’ in police chief

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Tensions had been excessive at the Henderson city council meeting on Tuesday night over the state of the police division.

It comes practically two weeks after a “no confidence” vote on Henderson Police Chief Thedrick Andres. 8 News Now reported on the announcement on Nov. 2, which got here with criticism of the city authorities and a requirement for brand new police management.

At the time two Henderson police organizations representing officers and supervisors introduced that members had overwhelmingly voted “no confidence” in Andres.

8 News Now beforehand reported the 397-member Henderson Police Officer’s Association (HPOA) and the 67-member Henderson Police Supervisors Association (HPSA) held votes on Andres. The HPOA reported that 322 members participated and 95.3% voted “no confidence” — greater than three-quarters of the whole membership. The HPSA mentioned 59 members participated and 96.6% voted “no confidence” — 85% of the whole membership.

During Tuesday’s city council meeting an alternate between Henderson Mayor Debra March and a number of other folks in attendance introduced up points inside the police division. Following the alternate, Andres informed the city council that he’s prepared to sit down down with the police unions to kind out the problems at hand.

Andres was named chief in July 2019 after Chief LaTesha Watson was fired. Watson, who employed Andres, was fired following inner investigations and battle with police unions. Andres got here to Henderson from Texas.

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