enforcement veteran from Texas as the Authorities Department’s second in command
, entrusted with overseeing field operations, city authorities revealed Friday. Thedrick Andres– a recently retired lieutenant with the Arlington Police Department– in 2014 fatally shot a guy outside a Duncanville, Texas, restaurant while he was a sergeant in an off-duty capacity, inning accordance with the Dallas Morning News and civil claim files. Andres preserved he acted in self-defense. Andres was cleared by a Dallas County criminal investigation involving a grand jury the following year, and an internal
investigation by Arlington cops figured out that he did not break the law or department policy, the newspaper reported. A civil lawsuit filed by the decedent’s family in 2016 was dismissed in 2015, said Henderson authorities
, who on Friday night revealed full support of the hire. Inbound Deputy Chief Andres will start Monday.”Andres started his profession as a corrections officer in 1990 and as a law enforcement officer in 1996, and he will bring more than 25 years of solid police experience to his new role at the Henderson Police Department, “Chief LaTesha Watson said in a press release. Watson, who was appointed cops chief last year and also came from Arlington, said she worked closely with Andres in East Texas.
“I have actually seen firsthand his strong leadership skills and deep dedication to public security, and I am positive he will be a remarkable addition
to my command team,”Watson said. In a declaration, Andres stated he was honored to be chosen.”I eagerly anticipate dealing with the outstanding males and females of the Henderson Cops Department and
using my extensive police experience to develop on the successes that have made our neighborhood such a safe location to call home,” he stated. About concerns surrounding Andres’ past, Communications and Intergovernmental Relations Supervisor David Cherry said the following in an email statement:”Chief Watson and City of Henderson authorities are all fully conscious that(Andres) had been in an officer-involved shooting during a fight where he believed his life was being threatened.””The brand-new deputy chief starts his task with the complete confidence of Chief Watson who operated at the Arlington Cops Department throughout the process that resulted in his name being cleared of any allegation of misbehavior in combination
with this act of self-defense,” Cherry stated. The deadly encounter that declared the life of Juan May, 45, happened on June 22, 2014, at a restaurant parking lot, authorities informed the Dallas Morning News. The criminal investigation was dealt with by the Dallas County constable’s workplace. Inning accordance with the civil
claim submitted by May’s family against Andres and the Arlington Police Department in 2016, both men became part of a group on a party bus when an argument turned into a scuffle, which escalated into a fight in between both men, plus another, before gunfire called out.
The claim declared that Andres left the bus and people shouted that he was getting a gun, which prompted May to follow him. “Andres started shouting to Juan that he was a police, “according to the lawsuit.”After shouting he was a cop, Andres leapt in his automobile, bent down to get his gun, showed up and screamed he was a cop, and shot Juan in the chest,”the lawsuit claimed. An official in-depth account on exactly what the authorities investigation determined was not instantly available Friday night. About a week after the shooting, Andres ‘attorney told the Star-Telegram newspaper that his customer was injured during the bus trip and “was afraid he may suffer further injury. “”Thedrick stated he was in fear of his life and acted in self-defense,”the attorney told the paper.
Chief Watson said the department is likewise assessing Henderson officers for”advertising chances,” including a second deputy chief position. Formerly, Andres worked for the Louisiana Department of Public Security and Corrections at the state penitentiary, where he was promoted
to sergeant before transferring to the New Orleans Police Department. He worked as a patrolman and in the narcotics and community-oriented policing divisions.
In 2005, he relocated to the Arlington Authorities Department, where he was promoted to corporal and sergeant before he retired as a lieutenant. Andres has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Southern University. He has a better half and 2 children.