Civil trial date set for officers involved in fatal shooting of Aaron Bailey

Posted at 11:02 PM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 23:46:22-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Federal Civil Trial date has been set for the two police officers involved in the June shooting of Aaron Bailey. 

A special prosecutor on the case did not file any criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting.

Both officers were suspended and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Bryan Roach has recommended their firing to the Civilian Review Board. 

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The trial date has been set for March 2019, but the federal court is encouraging both sides to settle in the case. They will meet for a settlement conference in June. 

Bailey was driving just before 2 a.m. on June 29 when police pulled him over for a traffic violation near the intersection of Burdsal Parkway and Riverside Drive. For still-unknown reasons, Bailey sped from the scene and crashed into a tree near the intersection of 23rd and Aqueduct streets.

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Moments after the crash, two IMPD officers who had pursued Bailey exited their vehicle and fired multiple rounds, striking Bailey four times.

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An autopsy determined Bailey suffered gunshot wounds to his back, chest and upper shoulder areas. His family said they counted at least 11 bullet holes in his vehicle.

Police say no weapon was found inside Bailey’s car or in his possession.

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