DALLAS -- A Dallas police senior corporal has been recommended for termination for repeatedly not coming to work or leaving work without authorization.

Sr. Cpl. Debra Crues, who joined the force in 1990, now faces a hearing before Police Chief David Brown who will determine her discipline.

The recommendation for termination during a disciplinary hearing Thursday came as the result of sustained allegations in six separate internal affairs investigations from 2013. For example, supervisors say Crues left her job at the communications section and didn't tell them one day last March. Crues repeatedly failed to come to work in late April and early May.

Last June, she failed to report to work one day and police supervisors asked Rowlett police to do a welfare check, internal affairs records show.

'Debra said she overslept and forgot to come to work,' a supervisor told internal affairs.

Since 2010, she has been suspended at least five times for being AWOL from work. In 2013, she received a one-day suspension for failing to search a prisoner.


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