Indianapolis police investigating officers who struck woman with batons during arrest

Indianapolis police investigating officers who struck woman with batons during arrest

Indianapolis police are investigating the actions of several police officers who were caught on video using batons and pepper balls to subdue a woman Sunday night.

The video, which was been widely viewed on Twitter and Facebook, shows the arrest of two women.

One of the women wiggled out of the grasp of one of the officers. Then, several pops can be heard and smoke appears around the woman, indicating that pepper balls had been fired. A pair of officers then struck her with batons until she fell to the ground.

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The woman was then held on the ground with an officer pressing a baton into her head.

Sgt. Grace Sibley, a spokeswoman for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, told the IndyStar that the department had begun an investigation into the altercation.

A second woman at the scene was also shoved to the ground and subdued by officers.