Mailman Kevin Campbell Accused of Punching Kid (Again)

A U.S. Postal Service employee is accused of punching one of his kids, a whole two days after the cops were at his home for a "similar incident" with his other kid.

This time around, police say an officer was actually inside Kevin Campbell's Phoenix house as he let his son know he was "gonna kick [his] ass."

According to court documents obtained by New Times, one of Campbell's two sons called the cops Friday night, and the kid pointed the officer to a back bedroom when he arrived.

"As I walked to the back of the house to the master bedroom, I could hear [Campbell] yelling at [his son] and saying, 'I am gonna kick your ass,'" the officer wrote in a probable-cause statement.

The officer prevented the ass-kicking, but found out that he'd already punched the kid in the side of the head, according to the documents. The documents say the cop could feel the swelling on the side of his head.

The boy said his father did this because Campbell was mad that the boys got in an argument with one another.

The boys added that Child Protective Services had just recently been in their home, as they explained that this is an "ongoing issue" with their pops.

Campbell, an Air Force vet, was jailed on one count of child abuse, and his bond was set at $25,000.

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