IMPD chief addresses department policy in wake of officer-involved shooting

IMPD Chief Bryan Roach recorded a video that IMPD released Monday night.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Indy's top cop says he will review IMPD's deadly force policies after last week's officer involved shooting.

IMPD Chief Bryan Roach recorded an eight minute video on YouTube discussing his department's plan going forward regarding training and working with the community.

Aaron Bailey, 45, was shot and killed by officers June 29 after he drove away from a traffic stop. No weapon was ever found on him or in his car.

Two officers are now on administrative leave while IMPD conducts an internal investigation. That's already standard procedure for IMPD after any officer-involved shooting.

"As we work through them, I think that (community relations) are building blocks for our future for not only our department but individual communities and the city as a whole," Chief Roach said in the video. "So I'm hoping that we look back and see the work that we have done over the last few weeks and months, and see that this event wasn't in vain. And that we have built a better police department, a better city and a better community."

The chief also said the department will be reviewing the training they give officers not just on the use of force but also for combating their own biases.

Chief Roach said a grand jury will decide whether the officers in this case acted appropriately.