(CNN) The Texas deputy who was indicted regarding the a man’s chokehold death continues to be fired, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
Chauna Thompson, 45, dropped her job after an internal analysis 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 faced Hernandez for urinating outside the Denny’s restaurant, authorities said. Chauna Thompson, who was off duty at that time, helped hold Hernandez down.
Hernandez was made unconscious and died three times later at a hospital.
Chauna Thompson and Terry Thompson, 41, were indicted final month on murder charges.
The particular victim’s cousin said Friday it had been “a step in the right direction. inch
“It has been great news to us, ” Melissa Hernandez said at a news meeting. “We feel like it should have occurred since day one, but it’s a part of the right direction and we’re satisfied with the outcome. ”
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez portrayed support for his officers within announcing Thompson’s termination.
“While our in-depth analysis uncovered no evidence of nefarious activities on the part of our on-duty personnel whom worked the initial incident scene, we all did find areas in which we have to improve as a department, ” Gonzalez said in a statement.
Thirty-two people were interviewed throughout the investigation, the statement said, which usually led to Thompson’s termination and lower disciplinary actions against three sergeants and another deputy.
CNN could not reach Thompson’s attorney for comment Saturday.