Indianapolis officer suspended, reassigned for 'closed casket' comment after shooting
05/14/2020 1:12 pm PDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WXIN) -- An officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was disciplined after making an inappropriate comment that was heard on Facebook Live following a deadly officer-involved shooting last week.
Dreasjon Reed, 21, live-streamed a high speed chase with IMPD on May 6. Reed got out of his car in the area of 62nd and Michigan, and an officer fired a Taser at him.
After Reed reportedly fired at an officer who then returned fire, killing Reed, more officers arrived on the scene. One voice is heard on the video recording saying, “Looks like it's going to be a closed casket, homie,” which is then followed by laughter.
IMPD says the officer who made the comment has been disciplined. He received a suspension and a re-assignment in his duties.
WARNING: Unedited video contains language and violence some viewers may find disturbing.
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