Suspended IMPD officer arrested for violation of his pretrial terms

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  (June 30, 2015) —  An Indianapolis police officer,  already suspended while awaiting trial for firing a gun at his girlfriend, has now been arrested for violation of his pretrial terms.

Justin Beaton, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer accused of trying to kill his girlfriend last August, apparently violated the conditions of his pretrial release and a warrant was issued for his arrest on Monday, according to an online court docket.

Our news gathering partners at the Indianapolis Star attempted to contact Beaton’s attorney, Jack Crawford, to get a clarification of the violation and to find out what he did to violate the terms of his release.

Beaton faces charges of attempted murder, domestic battery in the physical presence of the couple’s young child, pointing a firearm and obstruction of justice. He was suspended without pay from IMPD, and has been recommended for termination from the department pending the outcome of his criminal case.

Online court records Tuesday indicated that the warrant for Beaton had been served, but a search of the Marion County Jail’s inmate database returned no results for Beaton.

When Beaton was released from jail in February, he was required to  pay $5,000 to a bondsman, along with an additional $2,500 in cash. Judge Lisa Borges, who presided over that ruling, also ordered him to be placed under home detention, to have GPS monitoring, and to attend alcohol counseling.

It is unclear if Beaton  has violated any of these orders.

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