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Indianapolis’ police chief says two officers who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist could appear before the department’s firearms review board later this week.
Chief Bryan Roach said during a Wednesday news conference that the board will meet Friday to begin assessing whether officers Michal Dinnsen and Carlton Howard followed department policies in the June death of 45-year-old Aaron Bailey.
A special prosecutor announced Tuesday that the officers wouldn’t face criminal charges in the shooting. Authorities say Bailey pulled over for a traffic stop on June 29, but suddenly drove off and later crashed. The officers approached Bailey’s vehicle and fired.
Roach says implicit bias training was started in the department after the shooting.
“And so you have officers now who feel like, ‘Well wait a minute, everybody has these biases. The important part is that I’m not acting upon that,’” Roach says. “And so that’s what we’re gonna work towards, and in 2018 all of our officers will be trained in fair and impartial policing.”
Roach says the officers will remain on administrative duties until he receives the board’s recommendation and decides whether they’ll face disciplinary action.
Drew Daudelin contributed to this report.