Kevin Mears charged with battery

The City of Augusta's City Prosecutor Benjamin D. Winters, just released the following statement concerning the incident last weekend involving off-duty Wichita police officer Kevin Mears and a youth basketball teen female referee:

"After a careful review of the evidence presented through the Augusta Department of Public Safety’s investigation, which included numerous witness statements as well as video evidence, the City of Augusta has charged the defendant, Kevin Mears, with Battery, a Class B misdemeanor, and Disorderly Conduct, a Class C misdemeanor. I would stress that at this point these charges are merely allegations, and Mr. Mears is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty."