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Prosecutor says IMPD officer went beyond parental rights spanking child

2019-08-14T14:31:54+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Child abuse, High-profile cases, Police Department, WTHR|

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - An Indianapolis police officer is accused of going too far and crossing the line that separates parental discipline from the crime of felony battery. IMPD placed officer Derek Ethridge on administrative leave. The 29-year-old is charged in Hancock County with battery resulting in bodily injury to a person less than 14 years

IMPD officer facing felony charges in Hancock County

2019-08-14T14:25:02+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Child abuse, High-profile cases, Police Department, WTHR|

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — An IMPD officer is in serious trouble with the law. The Hancock County Prosecutor filed charges against Derek Ethridge. Ethridge is facing felony battery charges for an incident May 1. He's accused of battery resulting in bodily injury on a person under the age of 14. Hancock County court records show the