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Rev. Charles Harrison Comments On Aaron Bailey Case

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No charges will be filed against two IMPD officers in the fatal shooting of Aaron Bailey. St. Joseph County Prosecutor Kenneth P. Cotter released a statement this afternoon,

“This decision was not taken lightly and was made after extensively reviewing the investigatory materials, re-interviewing witnesses and assigning an investigator within [Cotter’s] office to conduct a supplemental investigation.”

Bailey was pulled over at 2am on June 29 by officers. Bailey then sped from the scene and crashed into a tree. After the crash, IMPD officers exited their vehicle and fired multiple rounds.

The family of Aaron Bailey has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming that the IMPD and Indianapolis failed to train its officers on the use of force and implicit bias. The lawsuit also charges the city with failing to hold officers accountable for not using body cameras. 

Rev. Charles Harrison of the Ten Point Coalition joins the program to weigh in. 

“I think you’re going to have mixed feelings within the African American community. You’re going to have people upset that there were no charges against the officer… We here in Indianapolis have built a really strong relationship with the police, but we have a lot of work to do in terms of rebuilding trust and preventing these kinds of events from occurring in the future.” -Rev. Charles Harrison

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