IMPD officer arrested on DUI charge

An undercover Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was arrested on a drunken driving charge early today after a Greenfield police sergeant pulled him over after observing him cross the white line ... Full Story
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XiP

Since: Sep 07

Fishers, IN

#1 Nov 16, 2007
I can understand him having too many drinks if he just attended the funeral of a close family member. It was wrong, but we all make mistakes... It sounds like he is owning up to his mistake, at least.
Biased Observer

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Nov 16, 2007
Everyone makes mistakes.
Bearhead

Girard, OH

#3 Nov 16, 2007
Yes...move forward wtih teh disciplinary process and follow the policies on this matter so this gentleman can return to his duties.
Professor

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Nov 16, 2007
They think the are above the law and they are not.It is great to see him pay the price. Also, he should never be taking the tax payers car home at all, ever. That is our car, we pay for it and when he is done with his shift then he is done with OUR car. Get it!!! I am sick and tired of watching these uniformed criminals driving their families around in our cars, using our gas. That is stealing and that is a crime, you CRIMINALS.
Request

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Nov 16, 2007
Riggs, who police said had been attending the funeral of a close family member earlier in the evening, requested that the department move forward with the disciplinary process and to do whatever is necessary to return to his duties as a police officer as soon possible " I am glad to see he feels he can decide how he would like the process to go" I guess he forgot his patience and how to say he is sorry for his actions and how he put people in danger. Reguarless if Riggs has a Medal of Valor and the Medal of Bravery he is not a hero and should have no respect from his peers and the community.
GREG BALLARD

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Nov 16, 2007
THAT A BOY!
John Boy

Palo Alto, CA

#7 Nov 16, 2007
No more donuts for the rest of his life.
GREG BALLARD

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Nov 16, 2007
IF I WAS OVER IMPD I WOULD FIRE HIM!
John

United States

#11 Nov 16, 2007
Flush him and all his drunken cop buddies!
Citizen

United States

#12 Nov 16, 2007
Sounds like this guy is a good cop who had a hard day and made a bad decision. His punishment seems just and fair since most first time drunk drivers see even less punishment.
aboutface

Lafayette, IN

#14 Nov 16, 2007
Above the law?
Bill

AOL

#15 Nov 16, 2007
Professor wrote:
They think the are above the law and they are not.It is great to see him pay the price. Also, he should never be taking the tax payers car home at all, ever. That is our car, we pay for it and when he is done with his shift then he is done with OUR car.
You made a really good argument on this until you got to the following sillyness.
Professor wrote:
Get it!!! I am sick and tired of watching these uniformed criminals driving their families around in our cars, using our gas. That is stealing and that is a crime, you CRIMINALS.
Driving around using taxpayer gas is NOT stealing by definition and they are not criminals.
Friend de 5 0

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Nov 16, 2007
Thanks for all your service to our community, Officer Riggs. You made a mistake and got caught, you're willing to accept your punishment and move on.

Let's hope that all those who read this can do the same, move on, and hopefully avoid drinking alcohol and driving.
soldier

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#17 Nov 16, 2007
Professor wrote:
They think the are above the law and they are not.It is great to see him pay the price. Also, he should never be taking the tax payers car home at all, ever. That is our car, we pay for it and when he is done with his shift then he is done with OUR car. Get it!!! I am sick and tired of watching these uniformed criminals driving their families around in our cars, using our gas. That is stealing and that is a crime, you CRIMINALS.
Ever consider this policy as a perk to the job? They are not exactly payed six figures for keep our city safe. I feel that using the police vehicles off duty is OK under certain guidelines. For instance I have no problem with them using it to go to the grocery store or to run personal errands etc. However, I do have a problem when I see them going 70-80+ MPH on I65, I70, and I465 with family in tote or in civilian attire. I also have a problem when I see them smoking in our vehilces BIG problem with that.
American

South Vienna, OH

#18 Nov 16, 2007
Was he in an IMPD car?
Slow down

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Nov 16, 2007
Professor wrote:
They think the are above the law and they are not.It is great to see him pay the price. Also, he should never be taking the tax payers car home at all, ever. That is our car, we pay for it and when he is done with his shift then he is done with OUR car. Get it!!! I am sick and tired of watching these uniformed criminals driving their families around in our cars, using our gas. That is stealing and that is a crime, you CRIMINALS.
So if there were an emergency that they need all available officers to respond to, you would rather them have to wait until they can get transportation?
Seriously, I mean I understand the arguementm, but it sounds as if you are just being jealous and whiny. THey pay taxes just like we do. Are you volunteering a shuttle service to pick everyone up?
The whole point in drive home vehicles is reliable transportation. Yes it is abused, and yes they need to crack down on the abusers of the policies, but when I call 911, I want to know that there are cars available to come help.
Doctor

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Nov 16, 2007
Professor wrote:
They think the are above the law and they are not.It is great to see him pay the price. Also, he should never be taking the tax payers car home at all, ever. That is our car, we pay for it and when he is done with his shift then he is done with OUR car. Get it!!! I am sick and tired of watching these uniformed criminals driving their families around in our cars, using our gas. That is stealing and that is a crime, you CRIMINALS.
Wow, you are a bitter and wicked person. This police officer is not a criminal. Got that!?
Long Time Grover

Franklin Park, IL

#23 Nov 16, 2007
Give him a break and kept his car for a year
concerned citizen

Indianapolis, IN

#24 Nov 16, 2007
I too work the city of indianapolis,but I was falsely of doing something that certainly did not do. I am paying dearly by being suppened until an investigation is completed. Although he has admited to wrongdoing, that doesn't that he is a bad guy.I'll bet that if you needed him, he would be there to protect, you like any other law enforcement officer would with no questions asked. give him a braek. GOOD LUCK GUY and hurry back to work Because believe it or not., some us support our underpaid police officers.
Michael

Chicago, IL

#25 Nov 16, 2007
Just because he had a hard day doesnt give him the right to drink and drive. He could have killed other people. If the article would have been about him shooting his gun randomly in a neighborhood, people would have been outraged. A couple thousand pounds of metal with a drunk guy behind the wheel is just as bad.

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