Indianapolis Cop Fatally Strikes Man, Alcohol May Have Been a Factor

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Indianapolis police are investigating after an off-duty officer fatally struck a man with his cruiser. They suspect alcohol may have been a factor, NBC News reported.

The off-duty officer called in to say he had struck a pedestrian just four minutes after officers were dispatched to investigate an anonymous 911 call reporting an individual walking in the roadway, according to a statement from the Indianapolis Police Department.

A supervisor dispatched to the scene smelled alcohol on the off-duty officer’s breath and called in additional investigators, said Indianapolis Police Department spokesman Lt. Richard Riddle.

The male was pronounced dead at the scene.

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