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UPDATE: HCSO corrections deputy, killed by police, had multiple excessive force complaints

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Photo from Daniel Hendrix' Facebook page. Photo from Daniel Hendrix' Facebook page.
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UPDATE: The personnel file of a Hamilton County corrections deputy who was shot and killed by Chattanooga police is revealing new details about his past.

Records show Daniel Hendrix met standards in performance reviews conducted by his supervisors during his employment with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

He was employed there since 2013.     

The corrections division awarded Hendrix with Hamilton County Jail Officer of the Month in August of 2014.

In 2015, Hendrix was disciplined twice after being accused of excessive force.

In one instance, he was ordered to be retrained and reprimanded.

In another, Hendrix was accused of assaulting a female inmate at Silverdale.

Results from an internal affairs' investigation show Hendrix was ordered to be suspended without pay, retrained on the use of force, given six months of probation and required to attend anger management training, according to documents obtained by Channel 3.

A Hamilton County Grand Jury indicted Hendrix, but charges were dropped when the victim didn't show up to testify against him. Hendrix kept his job.

Five other incidents of excessive force were reported involving Hendrix, but documents show he followed policy and no action was taken.

In 2016, A pre-discipline due process hearing was held involving another alleged case of excessive force. He was reprimanded, according to his personnel file.

Last week, Daniel Hendrix was celebrating his 26th birthday when investigators say he became agitated, grabbed his gun, and threatened two female off-duty Chattanooga police officers who were celebrating with him. One of them called 9-1-1.

When officers arrived, investigators said they told Hendrix to put the gun down, but he didn't listen.

One of two responding officers fired at least four shots at Hendrix, who later died.

The two off-duty officers who were with Hendrix and the officer who investigators say shot him last week remain on paid administrative leave.

A spokesperson for CPD said their internal affairs division is conducting an administrative investigation, which is standard procedure when an officer fires their weapon.

It'll be up to the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office to determine if the officer's actions were justified.

Hendrix's family has asked for privacy during this time.


PREVIOUS STORY: Channel 3 is learning more about the deputy who was shot and killed by Chattanooga police officers early Wednesday morning.

Authorities identify the deputy as Daniel Hendrix. According to Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond, Hendrix was employed by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office since 2013.     

READ MORE | Deputy suspended after altercation with inmate

Hendrix died following a disorder at a home on Shawnee Trail. Public records show the home is owned by a Chattanooga police officer. Two off-duty officers were at the home at the time of the disorder.

When responding officers arrived at the scene they say they met Hendrix outside the home. Hendrix was reportedly armed. 

A press release from the Chattanooga Police Department says officers were forced to shoot Hendrix during the encounter. 

Channel 3 archives show Hendrix was charged and suspended in 2015, following an altercation with a female Silverdale inmate. 

A Hamilton County Grand Jury indicted Hendrix. He was been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the conclusion of the judicial process and the Internal Affairs Investigation. Those records have since been expunged and Hendrix returned to the department.

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