Aaron Bailey Shooting: Termination Recommended For Officers
INDIANAPOLIS -- In a statement released Monday morning, IMPD Chief Bryan Roach announced his decision in the administrative investigation into the deadly shooting of Aaron Bailey in June.
The administrative investigation considered the findings of the criminal investigation and an internal investigation that focused on "training and/or policy violations which may have contributed to this tragedy", the department said in a statement Monday.
Investigators presented their findings to IMPD's Firearms Review Board on Friday, November 3.
The Board "unanimously concluded that the actions of Officers Carlton Howard and Michael Dinnsen did not comply with IMPD training and policy".
Chief Roach and his staff met Saturday to review the Board's decision and the results of the investigation.
His conclusions were as follows:
- Sufficient reason did not exist to believe that deadly force was necessary...nor to believe Mr. Bailey posed a threat of serious bodily injury to the officer or any third person.
- There was a failure by the officers to apply their training regarding high-risk traffic stops.... By following IMPD training, the officers would have allowed themselves time, distance, cover, and a safer encounter for the officers, Mr. Bailey, and Ms. Ward.
Such harm to the public trust requires the separation of the two officers from their employment with IMPD. Effectively immediately, Chief Roach has suspended officers Carlton Howard and Michael Dinnsen and recommends their termination to the Civilian Police Merit Board.
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