Indiana’s police sergeant has been charged with two felonies following a newly released bodycam video that allegedly shows him stomping against a man’s head.
Eric Huxley is a 14-year old veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police and has been charged with battery, moderate physical injury, and official misconduct.
These charges stem from an incident on September 24, when Huxley was arrested for alleged disorderly behaviour. Huxley allegedly kicked the suspect in his face while he was handcuffed and placed on the ground.
Other officers involved in the arrest were placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.
“I’m upset,” Randal Taylor, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief, said. “It hurts me to see any of our officers treat someone the way you are going to see someone shortly. There is no excuse for it.”
Eric Huxley’s attorney, in a statement to NBC News, said that he had apologized for any pain the arrestee may have caused and also for any future inconvenience. “negative scrutiny”Huxley’s fellow officers were also reprimanded.
“This incident resulted from his perception of the need to attempt a trained police technique that unfortunately struck Mr Vaughn (the suspect) in an unintended area of his body,”They agreed.
Indianapolis police officers claim that Huxley was “suspended without pay” Chief Taylor recommended termination. The matter is still under investigation.