WPD captain now placed on unpaid leave after accused of shoving youth referee


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Wichita police captain has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after being accused of pushing a teenage referee.

The confrontation happened Saturday at a game in Augusta. A video of the incident was shared online and to KSN News. The officer was off duty at the time.RELATED LINK | Dispute at youth basketball game involved off-duty WPD officer

Officer Charley Davidson addressed the incident on Tuesday after KSN News pressed for more about the incident.

“We will be reviewing the incident to see if any policies were violated,” said officer Charley Davidson. “The Wichita Police Department staff member involved has been put on paid administrative leave at this time pending the investigation of an outside agency and also an internal review. I know the chief does expect on and off-duty to be professional at all times.”

The Augusta Police Department said the investigation is complete, and the case has been submitted to the city prosecutor.

“We collected witness statements from the scene and obtained the video and that’s all been presented to the prosecutor. He’ll determine the findings,” said Major Ray Marbut, Augusta Dept. of Public and Safety.

The prosecutor will determine if any charges will be filed.

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