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EPD officer accused of battery in incident with student

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An EPD officer has been accused of battery.

Police Chief Billy Bolin has released this statement:

"Earlier today, I was notified by the EVSC that a parent had lodged a complaint about an incident involving a student and an EPD officer who was working off-duty at one of its schools. The parent believed the officer had committed a battery against the student and wanted the incident investigated.

The Coordinator of Safety and Security for the EVSC has begun an investigation at the school and notified the EPD.

The EPD has also opened a criminal investigation into the incident.

As Chief, I take these allegations seriously and want to assure the public generally and those involved specifically that we will conduct a thorough investigation.

Maintaining the public trust is crucial to having a successful police department and I will not tolerate actions that violate that trust.

The officer involved in the incident was immediately placed on administrative leave. The officer will remain on leave while the incident is being investigated.

Until the investigation process is final, the EPD cannot comment further due to state law and its collective bargaining agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police."

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