An Indianapolis police sergeant faces federal expenses after a bodycam video captured him stomping on a handcuffed Black homeless man’s face.
Eric Huxley, 44, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for violating the sufferer’s civil rights by utilizing extreme drive and has been suspended with out pay, in response to FOX 59. He additionally reportedly faces termination together with native felony expenses of battery and official misconduct.
The video captured the 15-year veteran inflicting violence on the sufferer recognized as Jermaine Vaughn in September 2021. In line with FOX 59, Huxley and two different officers have been attempting to arrest Vaughn for disorderly conduct. Vaughn was then pressured to the bottom as he argued with the officers.
“Sgt. Huxley then walks over to [the man], lifts his left leg, and drives his left foot down into [the man’s] face,” FOX 59 reported.
“Inside seconds, blood is seen in [the man’s] mouth.”
As seen within the video, Huxley proceeds to yell at Vaughn after kicking him within the face. Vaughn, whose mouth seems bloodied, replied:
“There you go. Police brutality!”
Huxley was charged with one rely of deprivation of rights beneath shade of regulation whereas utilizing a harmful weapon, leading to bodily damage.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Division Chief Randal Taylor issued an announcement in response:
“This incident was pointless and will have by no means occurred.”
“I’d not tolerate this habits from any group member; Sergeant Huxley is not any exception.”
“As regulation enforcement officers, we should perceive that this habits violates the group’s belief. Now we have confidence the judicial system will carry justice to [the man] and his household.”
FOX 59 additionally reported that the Metropolis of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Police Division, and the police chief face a separate federal lawsuit that claims the 2 concerned officers, Sgt. Christopher Kibbey and Officer Matthew Shores, reported Huxley for the incident and confronted retaliation.