IMPD officer arrested for 2nd time in a year

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis police officer was arrested on drunken driving charges for the second time in a year, police said.

IMPD Officer Kevin Brown was arrested Monday morning in Morgan County on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated and OWI with a prior conviction.

Officials said Brown was driving his marked police car while under the influence.

Morgan County officials said Brown was arrested by a fellow IMPD officer. He was taken to the Morgan County Jail and has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

"We are disappointed by the choices Officer Brown has made," said Assistant Chief Ron Hicks. "We hold our officers to high standards and consider Officer Brown’s actions inconsistent with the mission and values of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, and the great work that our men and women do on a daily basis."

Brown, who has been on the city's police force since 1998, was arrested in August 2013 on similar charges.

Since Brown's previous arrest, five other IMPD officers have been arrested on alcohol-related charges:

  • IMPD Sgt. Gregory Scott arrested for drunken driving in Johnson County (Aug. 26, 2013) - Link
  • IMPD Officer Ronald Santa arrested on suspicion of drunk driving (Aug. 14, 2013) - Link
  • IMPD Officer Edward Zehner arrested for OWI in Hancock County (May 20, 2014) - Link
  • IMPD Officer Bryan Neal arrested for OWI at beginning of shift (June 6, 2014) - Link
  • IMPD Capt. Mark Rice arrested for OWI while off-duty (June 21, 2014) - Link
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