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Questions raised in the case of suspended Evansville Police Officer

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Questions are being asked about the reported suspension of an Evansville Police officer David Fehrenbacher.

The Courier and Press says they obtained internal disiplinary documents that state Fehrenbacher was suspended without pay in late April for 21 days, for allegedly for pulling over a woman driver with out cause and making inappropriate comments.

On Tuesday, Fehrenbacher's attorney, Russ Woodson, blasted the newspaper for their report.

Woodson tells 14 News the matter is confidential and his client denies any wrong doing. The police department agrees with Woodson that this matter should not have been publicly released.

Evansville Police Chief Brad Hill says the department has nothing to hide. However, he says when it comes to personal matters, there are procedures the department has to follow.

"We will decide their discipline, and then all discipline will be forwarded onto the police merit commission for their final decision."

Hill says the police merit commission, made of three civilians, can agree with the chain of command or the commission can decide to increase or decrease the discipline.

Until the police merit commission reaches a decision on September 26, the case will remain confidential.

Chief Hill does say the officer is not currently working on patrols.

We'll keep you updated on what happens.

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