Longview, TX — One of the peace officers officer hired by the Hallsville Police Department this past week is facing the grievance phase of his termination from Longview Police Department.
Paul Montoya, 32, was hired as a patrol officer with Hallsville to fill one of the three vacant positions opened after the mayor fired the police chief and two officers and the lone remaining officer resigned.
City of Longview spokesman Shawn Hara said Montoya was employed as a patrol officer from Aug. 1, 2005 to Dec. 15, 2011 when he was terminated.
Hara did not elaborate about the termination because it is in the “grievance phase,” in which a panel of employees will hear what Montoya has to say in regards to the termination, he said.
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