IMPD officer placed on administrative duty, video appears to show teen being slammed into wall

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer is under investigation after a video surfaced, appearing to show him slamming a teenager into a wall in the teen's home.

The mother of the handcuffed individual in the video says her son is 17. The video shows the officer asking for ID. The teen responds, "I don't have ID on me because I'm in my house."

The officer then slams the teen into the wall and says, "You're in your house and right now, you're being detained. So if I were you, I would shut your (expletive) mouth."

IMPD said the officer surrendered his gun, badge and police identification as they investigate the incident. The department issued this statement:

“We reviewed a copy of the cellphone video, which was recorded inside a home during a police investigation.  Within an hour of receiving the video, members of the executive staff initiated an internal investigation regarding the actions of the officer observed in the recording.  At the direction of Chief Riggs, the involved officer was placed on administrative duty, which prevents him from using his police powers.  His gun, badge, and police identification were surrendered until the internal investigation is complete.”

IMPD did not disclose what led officers to the home or what the teenager was being arrested for.

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