Former Chattanooga police officer Cameka Bruce was fired earlier this year for not signing a receipt for delivery of a disciplinary action notification letter, internal affairs documents reveal.
Bruce was initially investigated in late 2017 over allegations of missing evidence and improper use of overtime. As a result of that investigation, she was offered a last-chance agreement in October 2018.
The agreement, which puts an officer on notice that future misconduct could result in immediate demotion or termination, was offered in lieu of a demotion, according to a disciplinary letter. By entering the agreement, she would also forfeit her right to appeal the disciplinary decision.
But, in a letter to Chattanooga Police Department Chief David Roddy, Bruce's attorneys argued that their client did not want to waive her right to appeal. As a result, a new disciplinary letter was issued on Oct.