Merit Commission Votes Not to Fire, Demote EPD Officers

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The Evansville Police Merit Commission decided on Thursday night not to terminate two police officers and demote a sergeant after a nearly 13 hour hearing.

Chief Billy Bolin had recommended that Officers Nick Henderson and Mark DeCamps, along with Officer Marcus Craig, be fired and Sgt. Kyle Kassel be demoted stemming from the October 29 arrest of Mark Healy.

The board decided Officer Henderson will not be terminated and his 21 day suspension will be upheld. Officer DeCamps’ suspension has been reduced to seven days and he will not face termination. Also, Sgt. Kassel will be reinstated to full pay and will not face suspension or demotion.

Officer Craig’s attorney requested a continuance earlier this week because the officer has put in a disability pension claim. Officer Craig remains on paid leave.

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