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Wichita police captain guilty of shoving referee at game


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police captain was found guilty of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct for confronting a teenage referee at a youth basketball game.

A judge found Capt. Kevin Mears guilty Tuesday and sentenced him to six months of probation. Mears must also pay $450 in fines.

Mears has been on leave since shortly after a video of a January game in Augusta appeared to show Mears going on to the court and shoving the 17-year-old female referee.

In earlier testimony, Mears said he didn't shove the referee and was just trying to get to his son, who was injured.

The refer...

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