NewsLocal News / July 12, 2017

Feds Probe Indianapolis Police Shooting Of Black Driver

Doug Jaggers/WFYI

Doug Jaggers/WFYI

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal investigators are going to review last month's fatal shooting of an unarmed black driver by Indianapolis police officers.

The FBI's Indianapolis office said Tuesday that it and the U.S. attorney's office are conducting a civil rights investigation into the shooting death of 45-year-old Aaron Bailey.

Police say two officers fired on Bailey after he crashed his car while fleeing a traffic stop about 1:45 a.m. on June 29. Shiwanda Ward, who was in the car, told WRTV last week Bailey was shot "for no apparent reason" and that when he was buffeted by the air bag, officers apparently thought he was reaching for a gun.

There was no gun.

Police Chief Bryan Roach says he requested the federal review because some community members want an independent investigation. The police department is conducting its own investigation.

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