IMPD Chief recommends termination of officer after off-duty incident downtown

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UPDATE (Oct. 13, 2017) — Cory Heiny pleaded guilty to public intoxication. Three other charges–battery, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief–were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Heiny was sentenced to 180 days in jail, all suspended. He’s been issued a no-contact order with the other man involved in the confrontation and will have to stay away from Tiki Bob’s. Heiny was also given 40 hours of community service. IMPD said he’s currently suspended with termination pending with the Merit Board.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IMPD Chief Bryan Roach is recommending the termination of Officer Corey Heiny after he was involved in an altercation downtown on March 17.

Heiny has been formally charged with battery, disorderly, public intoxication and criminal mischief by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. All charges are misdemeanors.

A sheriff’s deputy reportedly witnessed Heiny attempt to assault a man in the 200 block of South Meridian Street on March 17 and utter a racial slur. He swung and missed and then stumbled and struck his head, according to sources.

When the deputy responded and took the officer into custody, Heiny, with his badge in his hand, struck and damaged the hood of the deputy’s vehicle.

Investigators from IMPD presented their findings to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, who made the decision to charge Heiny.

“The actions of this officer are unacceptable and do not reflect the professionalism and dedication of the men and women of IMPD,” said Chief Roach.

Officer Heiny has been employed with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department since 2010 and was assigned to East District.

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