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.
The woman was then held on the ground with an officer pressing a baton into her head.
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From this view you can see the cop grope the woman he’s restraining, that’s why she breaks away
Then of course a half dozen cops beat her for not wanting to be groped
— T. Greg Doucette (@greg_doucette) June 3, 2020
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.
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