A Gary, IN,
patrolman accused of physically and verbally abusing a trucker testified
earlier this week that he did not commit the offense, the Merrillville
Post-Tribune reported Dec. 19.
The case against
Patrolman Evin Eakins, accused in an attack on Altoona, PA, truckdriver
Gordon Hampton, is being heard before hearing officer Monica Morris
of the Gary Police Civil Service Commission.
in a parking lot when the incident occurred. He was on his cell
phone talking to his dispatcher, who recorded the event. Another
officer, whose voice was allegedly heard on the tape, was suspended
after admitting he violated civil service rules during the incident.