INDIANAPOLIS - A former high-ranking Indianapolis Metro Police commander has had his police powers suspended, sources told RTV6 reporter Jack Rinehart.
Bill Benjamin, who once headed IMPD's investigations division before retiring, had been working as head of security at Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School in Indianapolis.
Sources tell Rinehart that Benjamin has been placed on administrative leave and has had his police powers revoked after he allegedly struck a student and broke his nose last month.
Benjamin was caught on video body slamming the student to the pavement in front of Arlington High School, sources said.
The Marion County Sheriff's Department revoked Benjamin's police powers Nov. 20 pending the outcome of an investigation into the incident.
A spokeswoman with Tindley Accelerated Schools released the following statement on behalf of Chancellor and CEO Marcus Robinson:
"We are aware of an ongoing investigation by the Sheriff’s Department regarding an incident at Arlington High School involving our Director of Security, Bill Benjamin. We are cooperating with the Sheriff’s Department as they investigate this incident. No allegations have been shared with us at this time."