Cop fired for excessive force

October 21, 2010

An Indianapolis police officer is out of a job after the police merit board voted 4-1 this week to fire him for using excessive force during an arrest. Witnesses say Officer Nhat Nguygen choked a suspect he was trying to arrest during a domestic dispute in May. The merit board followed the recommendation of Chief Paul Ciesielski, who agreed Nguygen did use excessive force.