2017 INDY FOP STATEMENT ON DECISION OF CHIEF OF POLICE INDIANAPOLIS
On Monday November 6, 2017, the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #86 learned of the decision of the IMPD Chief of Police to suspend the officers without pay involved in the Police Action Shooting on June 29, 2017 and recommend their termination to the Civilian Police Merit Board.
FOP President, Rick Snyder, issued the following statement:
This is a tragedy for all involved. We understand and appreciate the public's concern whenever officers are faced with the difficult, split second decision to defend themselves and others against a potentially armed suspect.
We are seeking further documentation to better understand the basis for the Chief's decision as it relates to departmental policies, departmental training, and especially in light of the published decision of the Special Prosecutor.
In the interim, the police department has procedures in place that make sure there is a fair and impartial review of all allegations. We take the decision of the Chief of Police seriously and we are diligently working to obtain all of the information surrounding this matter as soon as possible. It remains our objective to ensure a thorough review and a fair process for everyone.