Former Taylor County Sergeant Dave Bender wants his job back. Bender was fired by Taylor County Sheriff Bruce Daniels for a variety of charges following a March 6th arrest. Sheriff Daniels indicated that Bender allegedly used excessive force during the arrest and failed to document the use of force in his report.
The Taylor County Personnel Committee, acting as a grievance committee listened to nearly 20 hours of testimony and voted unanimously to allow the sheriff to terminate Bender’s employment. Attorney William Rettko has notified Attorney Ken Schmiege who represented Taylor County, that David Bender wishes to appeal the finding.
What’s next? Either Judge Ann Knox-Bauer or a substitute judge will review the extensive pages of testimony and render their opinion.