A woman is whacked with a baton as she is arrested
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IMPD to Review Arrests Made, Tear Gas Used on Protesters

INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Joe Hogsett said in a news conference Monday that he has “serious concerns” about some of the interactions between officers and protesters from this weekend.

He said he expects to investigate if those actions were within policy, and that the city has plans to make changes to its police review board.

The mayor said he has also called on Randal Taylor, chief of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, to propose an update to guidelines on how police use force within the next two weeks.

Taylor said IMPD is reviewing an incident caught on video of people being arrested aggressively during the curfew. He also is reviewing the use of tear gas on a group of peaceful protesters, and apologized to anyone inadvertently impacted by the tear gas.

The chief also thanked the peaceful protesters who observed the curfew implemented on Sunday night, and hopes they will be off the streets Monday night before the 8 p.m. curfew takes place once again.

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