Vincennes police merit board set to discuss the future of officer accused of child abuse

Ben Hammond and his wife, Kristi, were accused of abusing a child.

Posted: Nov 7, 2019 1:44 PM
Updated: Nov 8, 2019 6:27 AM

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) - The future of a Vincennes Police Officer will be discussed on Thursday night.

Ben Hammond and his wife, Kristi, were accused of abusing a child.

The couple admitted to hitting the child with a wooden spatula and forcing the child to sleep outside.

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According to court documents, the kid suffered bruises all over their body.

Thursday's meeting is an executive session, meaning no decision can be made.

A regular merit commission meeting will be held on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.

They could potentially reach a decision on Hammond's future employment with the department at that meeting.

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