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IMPD officer arrested on domestic violence charges

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Posted at 10:54 AM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 22:01:03-04

 INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis police officer was arrested on domestic violence charges Friday.

In June 2016, IMPD began investigating an alleged domestic violence case involving 45-year-old John Constable and his ex-girlfriend. Constable is a 17-year veteran of the department.

Constable was charged Thursday with six different counts ranging from battery with injury, to intimidation, to battery in the presence of two children.

Investigators say the incidents happened over the course of more than two years. Three of them took place around Marion County and involved Constable's ex-girlfriend. 

The other two charges are for intimidation and criminal confinement when police say Constable threatened his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend.

On Sept. 30, IMPD Chief Troy Riggs suspended Constable without pay with a recommendation for termination. 

According to Constable's personnel file, he received a one-day suspension in 2015 for violation of departmental rules.