INDIANAPOLIS - Two officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are under investigation to determine if excessive force was used during an arrest last week.
The Call 6 Investigators are digging into the details of the case after receiving a controversial Instagram video. The person who captured the video claimed that the officers used excessive force on the suspect.
The officers said they attempted to arrest Marcus Jackson on drug charges near East 25th Street and Baltimore Avenue on May 8.
Documents said police found Jackson unresponsive on the ground, but he then "became aggressive and starting growling like a dog" at the responding officer.
In a police report, authorities admitted to using force to get Jackson in handcuffs. They said he was resisting arrest and they believed he was high on a drug known as wet, or PCP.
Officers said they used a Taser on Jackson multiple times because he refused to lie on the ground with his hands to his side. According to the police report, the officers said Jackson tried to charge at them and they feared for their safety.
RTV6 chose not show the Instagram video because it appeared to be edited and only captured less than 15 seconds of the incident.
Jackson was taken to a detention center at Eskenazi Health and faces criminal charges for possession of more than 11 grams of marijuana.
Both officers were placed on desk duty pending the outcome of the internal investigation.
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