KTRK
Now playing
00:56
Deadly Denny's fight heads to grand jury
Facebook post by Thrall Police Chief Whitney Whitworth.
Thrall Police/Facebook
Facebook post by Thrall Police Chief Whitney Whitworth.
Now playing
00:55
Police chief stands by hanging reenactment video
A group of women say they were targeted while checking out of their Rialto, California, AirBnB because they are black. Police responded, said the caller was an elderly white woman.
FROM directedbykells/instagram
A group of women say they were targeted while checking out of their Rialto, California, AirBnB because they are black. Police responded, said the caller was an elderly white woman.
Now playing
01:36
Black women swarmed by police at Airbnb rental
otm_lorkodak/Instagram
Now playing
01:21
Former cop indicted in beating caught on tape
Officer Michael Moore was fired after telling a group of African-American men that "you don't belong in my city."
Demarcus Bunch/Facebook
Officer Michael Moore was fired after telling a group of African-American men that "you don't belong in my city."
Now playing
01:25
Cop fired over words to group of black men
joy kimbrough, hambrick family attorney
WTVF
joy kimbrough, hambrick family attorney
Now playing
01:15
Attorney: Officer executed Daniel Hambrick
Barry Fennis
Now playing
01:25
Officer says he 'f----d up' in fatal shooting
20-year-old Eric Torell, who had Down syndrome, was shot dead by police in Stockholm
Expressen TV
20-year-old Eric Torell, who had Down syndrome, was shot dead by police in Stockholm
Now playing
01:03
Man with Down syndrome shot dead by police
Now playing
01:19
LAPD releases video of officers accidentally shooting hostage
title: null duration: 00:00:00 site:  author:  published:  intervention: yes description:
Detroit Police/ Facebook
title: null duration: 00:00:00 site: author: published: intervention: yes description:
Now playing
01:52
Officer suspended after violent video surfaces
Affiliate Embargo: WLS; Chicago, IL  Additional Embargo:   Notes and Restrictions:      Additional Source(s):    Date Shot: 7/14/2018   Shipping/Billing Info:     Description: Elements: LIVE SCENE   Wire/Story Description: CHICAGO -- A man was shot to death Saturday evening by at least one Chicago police officer in the South Shore neighborhood.  It happened about 5:30 p.m. near 71st Street and Chappel Avenue, according to police and Chicago Fire Department officials.  The man was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital, fire officials said.  EMAIL Man fatally shot by Chicago police in South Shore: officials Ad Duration00:00 PAUSE Current time01:25 Seek    00:00 Duration03:00 TOGGLE MUTE Volume  SETTINGSTOGGLE FULLSCREEN EMBED MORE VIDEOS  A fire broke out at about 4 a.m. in the 13500-block of South Baltimore Avenue in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood.  Sun-Times Media Wire Updated 9 mins ago CHICAGO -- A man was shot to death Saturday evening by at least one Chicago police officer in the South Shore neighborhood.  It happened about 5:30 p.m. near 71st Street and Chappel Avenue, according to police and Chicago Fire Department officials.  The man was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital, fire officials said.     No officers were hurt, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted.  Inbound and outbound Metra trains were not operating between Stony Island and South Chicago/93rd St. due to the incident, according to a 7:22 p.m. tweet by Metra.  This is a breaking story. Check back for details.    Station Notes/Scripts: LIVE EVENT; NO SCRIPT TO GET   Projects: None  Cost Center: Atlanta National Desk / 20100101   Created By: lholland  On: 1531616022  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WLS;
Affiliate Embargo: WLS; Chicago, IL Additional Embargo: Notes and Restrictions: Additional Source(s): Date Shot: 7/14/2018 Shipping/Billing Info: Description: Elements: LIVE SCENE Wire/Story Description: CHICAGO -- A man was shot to death Saturday evening by at least one Chicago police officer in the South Shore neighborhood. It happened about 5:30 p.m. near 71st Street and Chappel Avenue, according to police and Chicago Fire Department officials. The man was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital, fire officials said. EMAIL Man fatally shot by Chicago police in South Shore: officials Ad Duration00:00 PAUSE Current time01:25 Seek 00:00 Duration03:00 TOGGLE MUTE Volume SETTINGSTOGGLE FULLSCREEN EMBED MORE VIDEOS A fire broke out at about 4 a.m. in the 13500-block of South Baltimore Avenue in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood. Sun-Times Media Wire Updated 9 mins ago CHICAGO -- A man was shot to death Saturday evening by at least one Chicago police officer in the South Shore neighborhood. It happened about 5:30 p.m. near 71st Street and Chappel Avenue, according to police and Chicago Fire Department officials. The man was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital, fire officials said. No officers were hurt, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted. Inbound and outbound Metra trains were not operating between Stony Island and South Chicago/93rd St. due to the incident, according to a 7:22 p.m. tweet by Metra. This is a breaking story. Check back for details. Station Notes/Scripts: LIVE EVENT; NO SCRIPT TO GET Projects: None Cost Center: Atlanta National Desk / 20100101 Created By: lholland On: 1531616022 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Now playing
01:20
Police: Officers believed man had weapon
An image taken from a Facebook video shows two officers restraining a 10-year-old boy.
From Facebook
An image taken from a Facebook video shows two officers restraining a 10-year-old boy.
Now playing
01:02
Video shows officers restrain young boy
AJ -king Stoner/Facebook
Now playing
01:21
Officer points gun at a group of children
Mesa Police Department new video bodycam hln_00003503.jpg
Mesa Police Department
Mesa Police Department new video bodycam hln_00003503.jpg
Now playing
03:06
Video of teen's arrest prompts 2nd Mesa PD investigation
Mesa Police Department
Now playing
02:00
Video of police beating leads to investigation
Video shows police hit suspect with cruiser
Athens-Clarke County Police Department
Video shows police hit suspect with cruiser
Now playing
00:49
New video shows police hitting suspect with car

Story highlights

Chauna Thompson terminated after an investigation into the death

She and her husband were indicted on murder charges

CNN —  

A Texas deputy who was indicted in connection with a man’s chokehold death has been fired, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.

Chauna Thompson, 45, lost her job after an internal investigation into the death of John Hernandez, 24, a statement from the sheriff’s office said.

Thompson’s husband, Terry Thompson, allegedly put Hernandez in a chokehold May 28 after he confronted Hernandez for urinating outside a Denny’s restaurant, authorities said. Chauna Thompson, who was off duty at the time, helped hold Hernandez down.

Hernandez was rendered unconscious and died three days later at a hospital.

Chauna Thompson and Terry Thompson, 41, were indicted last month on murder charges.

The victim’s cousin said Friday it was “a step in the right direction.”

“It was great news to us,” Melissa Hernandez said at a news conference. “We feel like it should have happened since day one, but it’s a step in the right direction and we’re pleased with the outcome.”

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez expressed support for his officers in announcing Thompson’s termination.

“While our in-depth investigation uncovered no evidence of nefarious actions on the part of our on-duty personnel who worked the initial incident scene, we did find areas in which we must improve as a department,” Gonzalez said in a statement.

Thirty-two people were interviewed during the investigation, the statement said, which led to Thompson’s termination and lesser disciplinary actions against three sergeants and another deputy.

CNN could not reach Thompson’s attorney for comment Saturday.

CNN’s Ed Lavandera, Jason Morris and Nicole Chavez contributed to this report.