Indiana firefighter charged with battery for officer attack

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (May 2, 2015) — A northwest Indiana firefighter has been charged with battery for allegedly throwing a female police officer into a snowbank last winter.

Thirty-eight-year-old Kevin S. Stumpe of Dyer was charged Wednesday with felony battery stemming from February’s alleged attack on Schererville police Officer Jennifer Zukley.

The Munster Times reports Zukley and Stumpe, along with three other firefighters, were responding to an alarm call in Schererville.

Court documents say Zukley was standing near the entrance of the building when Stumpe asked if she knew what a white wash is.

He allegedly directed her outside and while there court documents say Stumpe squeezed Zukley’s neck and slammed her into a pile of hardened snow.

Zukley told detectives she repeatedly told Stumpe to stop and tried to resist going into the snow.

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