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Chief Dodd: I would terminate them again; citizen groups also question judge's ruling

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Concerns rose among Chattanooga citizen groups Friday as the city weighed whether to appeal an administrative law judge's decision ordering the rehiring of two police officers fired over accusations that they used excessive force.

"They don't need to be back on the street," said Ash-Lee Henderson, a Concerned Citizens for Justice member, who has helped collect more than 450 signatures on a petition encouraging an appeal. "People were in shock."

Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd, who said he had received more than 200 emails supporting an appeal, said he shares their concerns and stands by his decision to terminate the officers.

"I think [their actions were] abusive ... and if I had the same decision to make tomorrow, I would terminate them again," he said.

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