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Police: Officer Baited In Altercation That Injured Him

INDIANAPOLIS -- Relations between the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and some members of the African-American community are still a sore spot in the weeks since the Brandon Johnson incident.

Case in point -- an altercation in which an officer was injured during a presentation to a youth symposium last weekend that officials said was staged, leading to the suspension of a parks manager and animosity among officers, 6News' Jack Rinehart reported.

Sgt. Matthew Grimes was asked to give a presentation to a church audience on July 24 at Municipal Gardens, in the 1800 block of Lafayette Road.

During the presentation, an altercation broke out in the crowd, and Grimes intervened. The officer was thrown to the ground and drew his Taser, ready to stun one of the people involved, police said.

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miriamz

Asked by miriamz at 5:21 PM on Aug. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://www.theindychannel.com/news/24453132/detail.html

    What do you think?
    miriamz

    Comment by miriamz (original poster) at 5:22 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • How was he injured?

    How do they know it was staged?

    How about posting the whole story or a link at the very least?
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 7:47 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • I posted a link.
    miriamz

    Comment by miriamz (original poster) at 7:52 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • miriamz

    Comment by miriamz (original poster) at 7:52 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • During the presentation, an altercation broke out in the crowd, and Grimes intervened. The officer was thrown to the ground and drew his Taser, ready to stun one of the people involved, police said.

    At that point, someone stepped in and told the officer that the incident had been concocted to test the reaction of the officer to the situation, police said. Grimes suffered severe back spasms after the incident and was taken to Methodist Hospital for treatment
    miriamz

    Comment by miriamz (original poster) at 7:53 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • That's interestingly sad. Though I can't say the cops are always right, I hate to see one get hurt.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 1:25 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • It sounds to me like someone wants to stir the pot there in Indianapolis! Instead of looking at the officers records, they have to stage a frightening, violent incident like this to see what the officer would do. And that is just plain pathetic.


    (How did this question get skipped by so many?? I was really expecting to see some remarks by a few regulars around here....makes me wonder just a bit, now!)
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 2:20 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • WOW, The everyday Americans are acting like politicians now!


    Its wrong

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:25 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • i don't understand why there was only one cop. what was the event at the church? they have to go through alot of paper work to do that. i don't get it?
    noel1978

    Answer by noel1978 at 7:53 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

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