BODYCAM: Sergeant Slaps Groin of Handcuffed Suspect

Sergeant suspended five days without pay in the incident

By Calibre Press  |   Sep 13, 2017
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From the Evansville Courier & Press: 

A former assistant police chief’s five-day suspension for excessive force has been approved by the Police Merit Commission.

Sgt. Rob Hahn was suspended five days without pay and chose not to appeal that order, but new details about the incident that led to the suspension were released to the public Monday.

Body cam video released Monday by the Evansville Police Department showed Hahn shoving a handcuffed suspect and hitting him in the groin.

According to EPD spokesman Sgt. Jason Cullum, “did a couple of things that violated (the department’s) use-of-force policy” after taking the man into custody inside a Fares Avenue motel room.

“At one point, (Hahn) pushed the individual’s head against the wall,” Cullum said. “Then he threw him down onto a bed, and as he walked by he punched the individual in the groin area.”

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