Police clear officer of brutality charges

September 29, 2010

An Indianapolis policeman has been cleared of brutality charges involving a woman who said the officer beat her while she was pregnant. Internal affairs investigators say officer Scott Childers did nothing wrong. Ladonna Dixon, 25, claimed Childers beat her during an arrest in summer 2009, causing a miscarriage. She later filed a $3.4 million federal lawsuit against the city. Police say a medical report and an investigation found Dixon's claims to be baseless.