Monday, September 08, 2014
SWAT Team Responded To Veteran IMPD Officer's Home
Various news reports yesterday indicated that IMPD's SWAT team was called out yesterday to a home on the City's southside where a former high-ranking commander of the department had barricaded himself and was described as being suicidal. Negotiators successfully talked the veteran police officer into coming out of his home, and he was taken to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation. All news reports declined to disclose the police officer's identity, although Fox 59 said "the officer and his troubled past are well known throughout the department." Police say the officer faces no charges. "At no point were any laws broken and at no point were any threats made to officers or anybody else in the public," Lt. Chris Bailey stated.