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Hearing set for EPD officer accused of battery against student

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An Evansville police officer could soon learn his fate.

The Police Merit Commission met on Monday because of the investigation that was launched after an officer was accused of battery against a student while working off-duty at an EVSC school. 

No decision was made at Monday's meeting because that officer has filed an appeal. Police say the officer involved is Cpl. Mike Winters, who is a 30-year veteran of the force.

We're told that Cpl. Winters is accused of battering the student while working off-duty while in uniform at an EVSC school in May.

He was suspended without pay for 21 days. That's the max an officer can be suspended without pay. His suspension has been extended, but he will start receiving pay on June 14.

The family and the child involved in the incident were present at the meeting. They tell 14 News that they have a lot to say, but want to wait until the hearing set for July 15 at 3:00 p.m.

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