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Petition emerges as Henderson police chief investigation continues

Posted at 9:07 PM, Mar 19, 2019

UPDATE 8:30 A.M. MARCH 21: A petition on change.org is requesting the city of Henderon reinstate LaTesha Watson as the Chief of Police after she was put on administrative leave last week.

As of this reporting, the petition has 71 signatures.

HENDERSON (KTNV) - The allegations are flying in the city of Henderson as a person claiming to be a police employee is launching a new round of questions about the city’s leadership.

Tuesday, serious discussions were on the agenda in a scheduled City Council meeting with documents citing complaints to be included as part of the official record.

13 Investigates reviewed the strategic plan document and it did not mention Henderson Police Chief Latesha Watson, who has been on administrative leave since last week.

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However, 13 Action News has learned there's significant friction between Watson and the police department - that she was brought into reform.

According to published reports, Watson believes her race and gender played a role in her administrative leave.

An anonymous writer submitted written comments for the City Council to consider at Tuesday’s meeting that included allegations of racial bias and inexperienced city leadership for what happened to Watson.

These comments were also being attached to the city’s four-year strategic plan that was up for acceptance on Tuesday evening but moved to another agenda for further discussion.

13 Action News has reached out to Watson for comment, but no immediate response was received.

Stay with 13 Action News for continued updates on this story.