first_imgEPD Chief Recommends 3 Officers Be Terminated, 1 DemotedNOVEMBER 4TH, 2016 WARREN KORFF EVANSVILLE The fate of four Evansville Police Officers will lie in the hands of the Police Merit Commission.Earlier this week Chief Billy Bolin placed four officers on paid administrative leave following an accusation of excessive force. The incident occurred during a Saturday morning arrest.Bolin says the officers filed official documents claiming the man they arrested during a garage break in fought with them during the arrest. However, Bolin says body cam video tells another story. He says the body cam video shows the officers became upset after the suspect was in handcuffs when one of the officers reached into the man’s pocket and was stuck by a needle. He says three of the officers involved in the arrest became physical with the man and started yelling at him. He says a 4th officer watched.Bolin is recommending the 3 officers who became physical be terminated, and he is recommending the other officer be demoted. The Police Merit Commission is scheduled to discuss the issue at its next meeting. The names of the officers have not been released.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img