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The Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees denied the appeal of parent Mark Camacho who asked that Lubbock ISD Police Chief Jody Scifres be fired.

KAMC News reports that Camacho was arrested at OL Slaton Middle School in February of 2020 and charged with trespassing and resisting arrest. These charges were dropped.

Camacho presented video evidence of his arrest and claims the situation was an example of excessive force and an illegal arrest.

While most board members disagreed on it being an illegal arrest, they felt that police should have done a better job of de-escalating the situation. Board President Zach Brady said that disciplinary action had already been taken against the chief.

By a vote of 6-1, trustees ruled that the arrest was legal, but stated the actions taken by the officers did not meet district expectations.

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