Henderson Police Chief Latesha Watson fired

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HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — Henderson Police Chief Latesha Watson was fired by the City of Henderson, according to Henderson Police Union spokesman Rick McCann.

There weren’t any other details released about Watson’s firing, but 8 News NOW reported last month that Watson had been on paid administrative leave since March 14.  

The I-Team also obtained five internal memos from late 2018 that details complaints about Chief Watson and investigations.  The I-Team learned that the unions representing Henderson police officers and supervisors filed a complaint against Chief Watson, the City of Henderson, the police department, and Deputy Chief Thedrick Andres in late 2018.  

RELATED: I-Team: Police unions accuse Henderson police chief of ‘union busting’

Rick McCann, a spokesman for the unions pointed to “union busting.”

“When you snub your nose at the unions, what they stand for, the representation they provide, then you are trying to break that union process,”  McCann said.  “We call that union busting.”

McCann claims jobs were lost, and disciplinary action, promotions, and orders did not happen the way they should have. 

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