A police sergeant in Indiana is charged with two felony counts after the camera video released by the police department claims he hit the head of a homeless person of color while he was being arrested.
Sergeant Eric Huxley, 43, a 14-year veteran at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, was charged with misconduct and drumming with moderate bodily injuries, police said.
Federal authorities are also investigating Huxley’s conduct in the September arrest. 24 by Jermaine Vaughn, 39, who was handcuffed and on the ground when the camera of another officer’s body appeared to show Huxley approaching him and once hitting him on the head with his left foot.
The police department has consulted with the FBI and the ombudsman’s office about the case. Police said Tuesday that two other officers involved in Vaughn’s arrest, Sgt. Christopher Kibbey, a 21-year veteran, and Officer Matthew Shores, who has 23 years in the department, are awaiting an internal investigation.
Each of the videos released by the police is about a minute long. The videos have been edited by the police. NBC News does not know what preceded the events in the video, nor what happened a little later.
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