Neb. Attorney General Asks Court to Reverse Ruling on Trooper Tied to KKK

October 24, 2006

The Nebraska Attorney General’s office asked a district court judge earlier this month to vacate an arbitrator’s decision that a Nebraska state trooper should be reinstated despite his membership in a group tied to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

“The ability of the State Patrol to effectively protect its citizens requires the public’s trust,” Bruning said. “Allowing a Klan member in the ranks destroys that trust.

“This is an injustice that cannot stand,” Bruning said.

The hearing occurred in Lancaster County District Court before Judge Jeffre Cheuvront. Chief Deputy Attorney General Matt McNair handled the case. A reply brief was also submitted for the court’s review.

After receiving a tip, a state patrol investigation determined Henderson had joined a group associated with the KKK known as the Knights Party. Henderson’s employment was terminated March 15.

The motion, filed Aug. 25, states Henderson violated Nebraska State Patrol policies and procedures, which affects the operation and efficiency of the Patrol.

Source: The Nebraska Attorney General

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