Post-mortem exhibits Indy musician was Tasered within the stomach, not chest

by: Divine Triplett, Ashley Fowler

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Division offered extra info Friday in regards to the demise of a person who died in police custody.

Herman Whitfield III died Monday after an IMPD officer used a Taser twice to attempt to subdue him, police say.

Police initially mentioned he was hit with the taser in his chest. IMPD mentioned Friday that post-mortem outcomes present no outcomes of Whitfield being hit within the chest, however quite, he was hit on the left facet of his stomach.

The Marion County Coroner’s Workplace has not offered a explanation for demise.

IMPD says the next officers are beneath investigation and have been positioned on administrative go away:

  • Patrol Officer Steven Sanchez
  • Patrol Officer Adam Ahmad
  • Patrol Officer Matthew Virt
  • Patrol Officer (FTO) Dominique Clark
  • Patrol Officer (FTO) Jordan Bull
  • Recruit Trainee Nicholas Mathew

The officers will stay on administrative go away till they’ve accomplished required assessments and a preliminary assessment of the felony and administrative investigations is full.

Investigators say video from the officers’ physique cameras might be launched within the coming weeks.

When the felony investigation is full, the civilian majority Use of Pressure Assessment Board will assessment the investigations and make a advice to the chief of police on whether or not the officer’s actions adopted division insurance policies and coaching.

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