Former Sherman police chief sues city alleging age discrimination

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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) -- Former Sherman Police Chief Otis Henry filed a federal lawsuit this past Wednesday alleging age discrimination.

The city announced Henry's retirement in December 2016, and four days later appointed Zach Fores as the city's new chief.

Henry's lawsuit alleges City Manager Robby Hefton told him he was being removed as police chief whether he retired or not.

In January, Hefton issued a statement saying a change was necessary in the department due to deficiencies in Henry's leadership.

The suit also claims Henry was never issued a retired officers identification card, which serves as proof that the holder is a former police officer.

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