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Texas Local Government Code on Independent Hearing Examiners

There are provisions of the Texas Local Government Code that allow some police officers to have the benefit of Independent Hearing Examiners to review their discipline.

# Identify the relevant provisions and briefly explain why they provide a disciplinary review process that is basically similar to labor arbitration.

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Texas Local Government Code - Section 143.057. Hearing Examiners

ยง 143.057. HEARING EXAMINERS. (a) In addition to the other notice requirements prescribed by this chapter, the written notice for a promotional bypass or the letter of disciplinary action, as applicable, issued to a fire fighter or police officer must state that in an appeal of an indefinite suspension, a suspension, a promotional bypass, or a recommended demotion, the appealing fire fighter or police officer may elect to appeal to an
independent third party hearing examiner instead of to the Commission.

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Onecle. "Texas Local ...

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This solution discusses the provisions of the Texas Local Government Code that allow some police officers to have the benefit of Independent Hearing Examiners to review their discipline. It also identifies the relevant provisions and disciplinary review process that is similar to labor arbitration.

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