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Chief fires probationary IMPD officer following Boone County arrest

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 17:49:48-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A probationary officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has been fired following a summons arrest in Boone County, police said Monday.

IMPD Chief Randal Taylor said in a statement that he terminated the officer on Monday following a summons arrest in Boone County for reckless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Zionsville police alerted IMPD of the summons arrest.

The officer had been with IMPD for one year and was assigned to Northwest District middle shift. Taylor said the officer was still under probationary status which allowed Taylor to terminate his employment, effective immediately.

"IMPD officers are held to the highest standards, not only by myself and the department, but more importantly by those we work for — the people of Indianapolis. And we are committed to transparency with our community," Taylor said in a statement. "It is my hope that promptly holding this individual accountable allows the more than 1,700 dedicated men and women who serve our neighborhoods every day to remain focused on our shared goals of building trust and reducing violence."