Fired Cedar Park officer wants her job back

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CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — A Cedar Park police sergeant is trying to get her job back after the department fired her for lying about a colleague’s use of force.

Ex-Sergeant Kristine Miller is appealing her indefinite suspension on Wednesday. Miller’s attorney, Brad Heilman, says the hearing involves a use of force incident from April 2015, when an officer under Sgt. Miller pushed a man down during a shots fired call.

Heilman says Miller was interviewed about the incident that fall, on Oct. 13, then again on Oct. 14 and on Oct. 19. He says she was terminated on Oct. 22. Heilman says the Cedar Park Police Department claims Sgt. Miller was not truthful during the investigation. They believe she told her officer not to write a use of force report, and later lied about that, saying she never told her officer not to write a report.

Heilman says Miller never instructed her officer not to write a report. Miller is a member of the Texas Municipal Police Association.

The hearing will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m.

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