Hundreds attend Justice for Aaron Bailey at the Statehouse

Posted at 4:29 PM, Jul 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-15 20:59:13-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Hundreds of people gathered on the Statehouse lawn Saturday afternoon to demand justice for Aaron Bailey.

Bailey was shot and killed by two Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers on June 29.

A representative from the organization "Don't Sleep" demanded the termination of the officers and encouraged the crowd to call Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry and demand the appointment of a special prosecutor.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave which is standard protocol with any officer-involved shooting investigation.

In addition, the speaker said rally organizers must hold the mayor and police accountable and ensure they make good on their promises.

On Friday, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced that IMPD would be changing several policies to improve transparency and community relations. Changes will also be made to the department's training program.

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Speakers with Black Lives Matter, and representatives from the Hispanic and LGBT communities, also addressed the crowd.

Bailey's sister, Kimberly Brown, and daughter, Erica, thanked the community for supporting their family. You can watch their full statements in the video player above.

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In June, IMPD officers pulled Aaron Bailey over for a traffic violation and Bailey sped from the scene then crashed into a tree.

Two officers fired "multiple" rounds at the vehicle following the crash, hitting Bailey. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

No weapon was found inside the vehicle.

The FBI has opened an investigation into the shooting for possible Civil Rights violations. It marks the first time the FBI has ever looked into an officer-involved shooting with IMPD.