Trial for IMPD officer accused of beating his wife set for May 20

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A veteran IMPD officer will be in court this week ahead of his trial on charges of battery, criminal confinement and intimidation.

John Haggard is accused of hitting his wife during an argument on Christmas Eve.

Police said she left with the couple’s child and went to a neighbor’s house. Haggard is accused of then pulling a gun on that neighbor.

Police said the officer had been drinking.

He’s due in court on Thursday. His trial is supposed to start next Monday.