A rookie Police Officer is in critical condition, his wife asking “why and how”, while a community and department reels in shock because a violent felon was not kept behind bars.
“Here again was an opportunity for the system to intervene, do the violation for the parole violation on the serious violent offender and hold person in custody, but instead because they were cycled through that revolving door on a low cash bond, now here we sit,”Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
It all started when Indianapolis Police responded to a vehicle accident. On arrival, the driver of the crashed car took off running while two Officers gave pursuit.
The suspect ran into an alley and turned to open fire as the Officers entered the narrow walkway. One of the Officers, a rookie in training, was struck by the gunfire.
The Officers returned fire, striking the suspect who managed to flee on foot. He was later located and transported to the hospital in critical condition.
The injured Officer is expected to live, but with severe ongoing health issues due to damage in his neck.
The question is “why”? Why was a repeat offender, convicted violent felon allowed on the street? Let us know what you think in the comments.