June 5, 2020

Mayor Bettice and Chief Holt Denounce the Death of George Floyd

CONTACT: City of Batesville, Mayor’s Office
Andrea Wade,, 812-933-6100

Mayor Bettice and Chief Holt Denounce the Death of George Floyd

BATESVILLE, Ind. Friday, June 5, 2020 – On behalf of the City of Batesville and the Batesville Police Department, we firmly believe in all citizens’ right to peacefully assemble.
As we all learned the tragic details of the death of George Floyd, we want to make sure our citizens know we stand together in denouncing his senseless killing.

Police Chief Stan Holt states, “Over my 13 years as Police chief I have never received a complaint of excessive use of force against our officers.”

Our officers receive continuous training in use of force and are held accountable in strictly following our policy.  We also have an officer certified through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy to instruct proper use of force techniques.

Every police officer hired by the Batesville Police Department goes through an extensive background investigation. This includes a polygraph and psychological examination to ensure we are not hiring any candidate with prejudices or predisposed tendencies of committing senseless acts.

We will continue working together with our citizens to keep Batesville a safe place to live, while respecting everyone and their rights.