Henderson police chief to retire following release of brutal video
The Henderson police chief is retiring after a police beating video surfaced.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- Henderson Police Chief Jutta Chambers announced to her staff today that she will retire effective March 1. The news comes shortly after a settlement involving a police beating caught on a dash cam.
According to sources, she was asked to step down by City Manager Mark Calhoun after the release of a video showing a sergeant with the Henderson Police Department kicking a restrained driver in the head during a traffic stop in October 2010.
The man was suffering from a diabetic episode. Sgt. Brett Seekatz was punished for the incident but did not lose his job. The man, Adam Greene, and his family accepted a settlement of $292,000 on Feb. 7 of this year.
Chambers was with the Henderson Police Department for nearly 30 years and was the first female officer in the department. She became chief in 2008.
Deputy Police Chief James White will be the acting police chief until a replacement is chosen.