Fort Worth Police Officer Fired For Excessive Force Gets His Job Back

Sgt. Kenneth Pierce made a deal with the city, which revised his punishment down to a 35-day, unpaid suspension for failure to supervise a rookie officer. The Fort Worth police chief said at the time of the incident that Pierce unnecessarily escalated the situation.

By Christopher ConnellyJanuary 31, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From KERA:

A Fort Worth police officer is getting his job back after being fired for ordering excessive force against an unarmed woman who’d called 911 for help.

Sgt. Kenneth Pierce, a 22-year police veteran, was fired in late 2017 for an incident in which he ordered a rookie officer to use a Taser on Dorshay Morris and arrest her. Morris had called the police during a dispute with her boyfriend.

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