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Phoenix Police Officer Fired After Deadly Shooting

CBS 5 News has confirmed that Phoenix police Officer Richard Chrisman is being fired. Chrisman attended a hearing today where the decision was made. He chose not to speak at that hearing. The Phoenix Police Department released this statement: "A Loudermill Hearing was held today for Officer Richard Chrisman. The decision was made to terminate Officer Chrisman's employment. The separation process is anticipated to conclude by early next week." A Loudermill hearing is an opportunity for public employees to defend themselves before a final decision is made on discipline. His attorneys told CBS 5 News they will fight the decision. "We believe he is going to be vindicated," said Kathryn Baillie, Chrisman's attorney. Chrisman was indicted for second-degree murder last year in the shooting death of Daniel Rodriguez. He was arrested after he shot and killed Rodriguez during a domestic disturbance call.

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