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Family of Aaron Bailey Sues City, IMPD and Officers Who Shot Him

Bailey was shot and killed by two IMPD officers on June 29. His family says the shooting was "unreasonable" and that the officers used "excessive force".

INDIANAPOLIS -- The family of Aaron Bailey is suing the city of Indianapolis, IMPD and the two officers who shot and killed him on the morning of June 29.

Police say Bailey, 45, drove away during a traffic stop and led officers on a brief chase that ended when he crashed his car. After the accident, IMPD Officers Carlton Howard and Michael Dinnsen opened fire. Bailey was unarmed.

In the civil suit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the Bailey family calls the actions of the two IMPD officers "objectively and subjectively unreasonable" and accuses Dinnsen and Howard of using "excessive force".

Bailey's family is requesting punitive damages and a jury trial. The money would go toward burial expenses, medical and hospital bills and attorney fees.

Handling the case for Marion County is St. Joseph County Prosecutor Kenneth Cotter.

(Photo by RTV6.)

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