Individuals protesting police brutality, today sued the City of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Sheriff to immediately stop the use of chemical agents and projectiles on protesters. The lawsuit seeking an injunction and damages was filed by the ACLU of Indiana.
Protesters who were attacked with tear gas and other weapons by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) while demonstrating against police brutality sued the City of Indianapolis today to immediately stop the use of chemical agents and projectiles on protesters.
Following Mayor Hogsett’s announcement of IMPD’s use-of-force policy reform Friday, the ACLU of Indiana released the following statement urging Hogsett to commit to reimaging the role police play in Indianapolis.
The ACLU of Indiana today made the following statement regarding the ongoing protests and calling on Indiana law enforcement agencies to recognize, condemn, and work to fix the systemic racism and excessive force that too often leads to the deaths of Black people at the hands of police officers.
INDIANAPOLIS - Police officers fatally shot Dreasjon Reed last night near Michigan and 62nd street, in Indianapolis.