Call it a coincidence.I suppose the fact that both arrests occurred in the west-side beat of Officer Perkins had nothing to do with it. Or let us omit the fact that Minton-McNeil summoned police to her home with a 911 call. I'm sure Officer Perkins was lurking in the background coaxing Minton-McNeill's neighbor to call police more recently to complain about her erratic driving and belligerent conduct. I guess Officer Perkins knew in advance that Gray would run that red light in a car that hadn't been registered in three years as well. Shortly after his arrest, all of Indianapolis' TV stations covered Gray's arrest; the Star did not report on it until this item appeared.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer who impounded City-County Councilman Monroe Gray's car last week is the same officer who arrested City-County Councilwoman Doris Minton-McNeil last year . . .
In June 2008, Perkins arrested Minton-McNeil on allegations that the councilwoman shoved the officer, causing an injury to her hand . . .
Minton-McNeil was later acquitted . . .
Gray and Minton-McNeil are Democrats.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Star Smears Officer Emily Perkins
The early edition of the Sunday Star includes an item in the "Behind Closed Doors" column that implies IMPD Officer Emily Perkins is targeting black City-County Councilors for arrest. The columns says: