IMPD officer arrested, accused of battery following disturbance call

David Reece (Provided Photo/IMPD)
David Reece (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was arrested late Friday night, officials with the department confirm.

Officers were notified of a disturbance on Penn Circle late Friday. The Special Investigations Unit responded to the scene, because a sworn police officer was involved, a release said.

Police say based on witness statements, observations, and detectives’ investigation, it was determined that there was enough probable cause to arrest IMPD employee David Reese.

Reese was taken into custody and has been preliminarily charged with two counts of battery and one count of residential entry. Police say the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make a final decision on charges.

IMPD is conducting its own internal investigation into the incident. In that time, Reese will be suspended without pay and with no police powers. Police say in the next few weeks, he will be referred to the Employee Assistance Program and IMPD’s Office of Professional Development and Police Wellness.

No further information was expected to be released this weekend.

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