Bruning appeals decision on Neb. trooper associated with KKK
Arbitrator Rules Trooper Should Get Job Back
OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said he filed an appeal on Friday related to a Nebraska State Patrol trooper who has admitted affiliations with the Ku Klux Klan, after an arbitrator ruled that the Patrol failed to show why the trooper was a threat.
Bruning said Trooper Robert Henderson, 50, of Omaha admitted in February that he had some communication with a white supremacist group called the White Knights. He was terminated in March.
Henderson, an 18-year veteran of the patrol, appealed the termination, and an arbitrator decided last week that he should be reinstated. The arbitrator said Henderson's First Amendment rights allow him to be a member of any group he chooses, Bruning said. ...