Most charges of
violent crimes come after police respond to and take control of a situation. Yet, there
are times when police find themselves the ones charged with a crime and
in need of legal assistance to deal with the situation they are facing.
There was recently a situation in Indiana that resulted in two Indianapolis
police officers being charged with battery.
The incident occurred as the off-duty officers were apparently in a bar
having a drink. A 29-year-old man was said to be causing problems and
refusing to leave the bar. The 40-year-old and 46-year-old officers confronted
the man and showed him a badge, which the patron apparently didn't
believe was real.
It is said then that one of the officers put the man in a chock hold for
some period of time. The man lost consciousness at some point, and it
is alleged that the officers hit him even after he was unconscious and
then dragged him across a street on the pavement, causing injuries such
as road rash. The man filed charges against the officers and also alleges
that he was the victim of theft as he was missing money and sunglasses
after the incident.
Both officers have been suspended from their job without pay and face charges
of battery resulting in injury. In Indiana, a charge such this can affect
one's freedom and criminal record and one's career as well. Anyone
charged with battery in Indiana may benefit from understanding how a charge
can potentially impact their job or career even before a case has been
heard in criminal court.