LAFAYETTE, Ind. An Indiana police officer who hit a wheelchair-bound man, toppling him and his chair onto a street, has returned to work despite a department recommendation calling for his firing.
Lafayette Police Chief Patrick Flannelly announced Wednesday that the department's entire command staff had recommended Officer Tom Davidson's termination.
The Journal & Courier reports Davidson used both hands to strike 25-year-old Nicholas Kincade in the shoulder Oct. 1, toppling him and his motorized chair onto a street.
That incident came after Kincade drove his wheelchair onto Davidson's foot and shin after being told to leave a charter school.
Although the command staff recommended Davidson's firing, a department commission suspended him for 30 days and put him on a one-year probation.
Davidson has completed his suspension and returned to work.