By Staff | Friday, August 4, 2017 | click2houston.com
https://www.click2houston.com/news/chau ... als-firingHOUSTON - Chauna Thompson, the deputy terminated by the Harris Co. Sheriff's Office in the wake of John Hernandez's choking death at a Denny's restaurant, is appealing her firing.
Thompson's attorney filed the appeal Friday, saying Thompson "denies the truth of the charges made, takes exception to the legal sufficiency of the charges, and challenges the termination as action not fitting the alleged offenses or conditions."
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In the appeal letter, Thompson's attorney claims her termination was "obviously politically motivated and done without an investigation or even an autopsy."
The incident happened in a Denny's parking lot in east Harris County. Thompson was an off-duty Harris County sheriff's officer at the time of the incident.