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Red Bank officer’s suspension hearing not public

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CHATTANOOGA (Times Free Press)-- Red Bank officials on Friday again excluded the media from a suspension appeal for the latest police officer to sue the city.

In comparison, Chattanooga and Hamilton County allow the public to sit in on such hearings, but East Ridge does not.

Red Bank interim Police Chief Dan Knight recently suspended Cpl. Rebecca Chauncey for one unpaid week after she allowed a subordinate to carry a weapon he wasn't qualified to use. Her $1.5 million lawsuit alleges that other superiors violated the same policy without punishment.

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