In what many are calling a surprising move, IMPD Chief Bryan roach immediately suspended and recommended the termination of the officers responsible in the murder of unarmed Aaron Bailey. Bailey was killed via multiple shots in his back after allegedly fleeing a routine traffic stop. The murdered has spurred numerous protests and demonstrations against the IMPD and the officers involved in the shooting.
This announcement followed a special prosecutor assigned to the case declining to file charges against the same officers.
Separate from the special prosecutor’s investigation, IMPD launched it’s own full administrative review. These results were the finding of the groups investigation.
Chief Roach stated that he did not feel that there wasn’t reasonable evidence that should have led the officers to believe their lives were in danger, and violated IMPD policy with their use of deadly force in the interaction, which ended with Bailey dead.
“There were other reasonable options available to the officers in this incident,” Chief Roach stated in a press release.
Bailey’s family has filed a lawsuit against the City of Indianapolis, IMPD, and the two officers involved in the murder. This news will undoubtedly bolster their case.