Local teen accuses police of brutality

May 19, 2010

Metro police have launched an internal investigation into brutality allegations made by an Indianapolis teenager. Brandon Johnson, 15, said he was trying to console his 13-year-old brother, who had just been arrested Sunday for breaking into a house on Fisher Creek Drive. When police told him to leave and he refused, Johnson said three officers held him down, and punched and kicked him in the face. Johnson was arrested for interrupting a police investigation and disorderly conduct, but before he could be booked, he was taken to the hospital with broken teeth, a broken nose and lacerations to his face and eye. Police say Johnson was "causing a riotous situation” and was “violently resisting."