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IMPD officer suspended after being arrested for battery for 2nd time in 2 weeks

Ofc. Michael Price was already on administrative leave for an arrest in Indianapolis on April 30.

INDIANAPOLIS — An IMPD officer arrested on battery charges Wednesday for the second time in two weeks, is now suspended without pay.

Officer Michael Price, a 13-year veteran of the department, was arrested on a warrant for two counts of domestic battery and a count of battery on a child less than 14 years old. The Shelby County Sheriff's Department investigated the case.

Price was already on administrative leave with IMPD after his April 30 arrest on the southeast side of Indianapolis for domestic battery and battery. In that incident, police responded to an address on Gathering Lane after receiving an incomplete text message that referenced a possible "active assault" just after midnight.

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Details of the Shelby County case, which IMPD said involved a separate incident, have not yet been released.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office tells 13News charges have not yet been filed in the incident in Marion County as "the matter remains under investigation at this time."

IMPD said Chief Randal Taylor suspended officer Price on Friday with a pending recommendation for termination. That recommendation will have to be decided on by the Civilian Police Merit Board.

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