Wichita police officer charged over basketball incident
January 21, 2018
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Wichita police captain has been charged with battery and disorderly conduct after allegedly pushing a teenage referee during a youth basketball game.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the misdemeanor charges identify the captain as Kevin Mears.
Augusta City Prosecutor Benjamin Winters said in a statement Monday that the case was investigated by the Augusta Department of Public Safety. He says the investigation included numerous witness statements and video evidence.
The Jan. 13 confrontation happened in the town of Augusta, which is just east of Wichita...