Police officer accused of kicking teen, to get more training

An Indianapolis police officer will not serve time for the way he handled a teenager last summer. Full Story
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Lee

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Mar 31, 2008
Indiana the only state where police can use force that is unbecoming of an officer and he gets more training.
Only in Indiana.
Citygirlindy

Carmel, IN

#3 Mar 31, 2008
Only in INDIANA. That is true. I think that our police have to many ego problems and I AM TOUGH B/C I AM A COP AND I HAVE A BADGE! So many times I myself, a single woman was pulled over and the cops are just rude. They curse, talk loudly, yell and try to degrade you any way they can. I am no murderer, i dont think i need to be handled that way because I have a turn signal out or I have a license plate light out, or because I was speeding a whole 3 miles over limit. SO I think they need to train their officers in general respect for people, teach them how to talk to people, teach them how to deal with citizens without becoming confrontational. They would not like anyone to talk to their daughters, sons, mothers or wife's that way. It is unecassary. There are too many times force it used and not needed in Indiana. These cops and sheriffs nds some type of training and they need to come up with a better curriculum for them, the one they have been using seems like it was from hitlers concentration camps..
Amy

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Mar 31, 2008
I'm sure this is going to cause quite a stir.
Kayzee55

New Palestine, IN

#5 Mar 31, 2008
It figures- if you have money (Pacers)or a member of the brotherhood (Police) you can get away with just about anything.
rmm

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Mar 31, 2008
Why are these men of uniform using tazers & brut force on kids & teenagers? I understand they have hard, difficult jobs but if a grown man/men with training can't control a child then maybe they are in the wrong profession. Tazers should not be used unless there is a weapon (not a gun)in the hand of the suspect.
Outspoken Hag

San Francisco, CA

#7 Mar 31, 2008
Was this the teen that fired a gun at people and then tried to rough up the cops at Black Expo? If so, she got what she deserved!
Mobutu

Dayton, OH

#8 Mar 31, 2008
What did the kid do? Wonder if he needed his butt kicked.
Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Mar 31, 2008
Most of the teen thes days are killing each other or people in everyones family. Because they do get a way with to much. May be if the teens would learn to control their attitudes. Maybe things would change.
Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Mar 31, 2008
rmm wrote:
Why are these men of uniform using tazers & brut force on kids & teenagers? I understand they have hard, difficult jobs but if a grown man/men with training can't control a child then maybe they are in the wrong profession. Tazers should not be used unless there is a weapon (not a gun)in the hand of the suspect.
So if your on the other end of an outrage teen or any one you would stand there & do nothing your just STUPID'[

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Since: Mar 07

Lebanon, IN

#11 Mar 31, 2008
How he still got hired after failing the course "The Rodney King Experience: Avoiding video recordings while performing your duties" is just amazing. I guess we taxpayers get to foot the bill for him to take it again.
May as well have him take the course "The Robe, The Gavel and the Thin Blue Line: Understanding judicial deference to police perjury on the stand" so he doesn't admit to any wrongdoing just because he swears to tell the truth.
Stephanie

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Mar 31, 2008
Citygirlindy wrote:
Only in INDIANA. That is true. I think that our police have to many ego problems and I AM TOUGH B/C I AM A COP AND I HAVE A BADGE! So many times I myself, a single woman was pulled over and the cops are just rude. They curse, talk loudly, yell and try to degrade you any way they can. I am no murderer, i dont think i need to be handled that way because I have a turn signal out or I have a license plate light out, or because I was speeding a whole 3 miles over limit. SO I think they need to train their officers in general respect for people, teach them how to talk to people, teach them how to deal with citizens without becoming confrontational. They would not like anyone to talk to their daughters, sons, mothers or wife's that way. It is unecassary. There are too many times force it used and not needed in Indiana. These cops and sheriffs nds some type of training and they need to come up with a better curriculum for them, the one they have been using seems like it was from hitlers concentration camps..
Teaching respect should start in the home. Maybe their MOTHERS did not teach men like these how to talk to or treat people.
CORNBREAD

Bloomington, IN

#13 Mar 31, 2008
Lee wrote:
Indiana the only state where police can use force that is unbecoming of an officer and he gets more training.
Only in Indiana.
We call that a attaboy.
Stephanie

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Mar 31, 2008
Adam Chappell wrote:
I guess I should have kicked him harder so he could not have come to court. Hopefully they teach that in my training course - "Introduction to Turning Victims into Corpses."
You MR.CHAPPELL are a TRUE DISGRACE TO THE "UNIFORM". YOU NEED ALOT OF TRAINING...AND MAYBE SOME COMPASSION FOR THE HUMAN RACE. I JUST HOPE NO ONE EVER TREATS YOUR WIFE, MOTHER, OR CHILDREN, IF YOU ARE EVER LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE THEM THE WAY YOU TREATED SOME OTHER MOTHERS CHILD.
Another Minority

Carmel, IN

#15 Mar 31, 2008
And the cops wonder why no one likes them or respect them. "Do as I say, not as I do" should replace the whole "Protect and Serve" slogan on their vehicles.
Sheri

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Mar 31, 2008
Would have been nice to get our much needed Rebate checks before the sales tax went up!
Would have also been nice to had more than a 2 week notice of the sale tax increase.

Since: Mar 08

Rockford, IL

#17 Mar 31, 2008
I was just thinking that aren't most murderers a decent individual that "used poor judgement" that day? Aren't most criminals period decent individuals "that used poor judgement" that day? If you or I did this we would be behind bars right now no questions asked, not slap your wrist and give you, at taxpayers expense, more training that more than likely not do a darn thing but give you a few days off with pay. Throw his butt in jail, even for a week, and put him in general population too. That might make him think before he does something stupid like this again.
Fed up with the ignorance

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Mar 31, 2008
Where on earth do you people come from? This police officer was doing his JOB - the one that our tax dollars are supporting! Do you want them to turn the other cheek while these teenagers run wild in our streets? You talk about the fact that grown men cannot subdue a teenager - did you see the pictures of this "teenager"??? This isn't some 13-year-old, 100 lb weakling. This is a grown man who was strung out on drugs and came out fighting. As far as I'm concerned, we aren't supporting our officers enough. If this family decides to sue, then they just fall into the category of gold-diggers that we all too often see. While Auntie and Mom are making trips to the attorney's office to make a fast buck, this kid will be causing trouble somewhere else. Someone needs to sit on him HARD at home and make him realize that HE was the one wrong - NOT Officer Chappell or any member of the IMPD. I'm sick of this stuff!! These kids need to be taught a lesson, and if their parents aren't going to do it, then it falls to our law enforcement, so if you don't like the way they do it, then handle it at home.
terry hicks

San Francisco, CA

#19 Mar 31, 2008
that was'nt the first time oficer chapell did somthing like that i 2 was hit in the head after i was in cuffs by chapell. i think he needs 2 be termanted
Andrew

Pryor, OK

#20 Mar 31, 2008
if I would have kicked someone during black expo there would be HUGE racism headlines in the news and id be doing jailtime!
Walkitandtalkit

South Bend, IN

#21 Mar 31, 2008
To play the devils' advocate.....Does anyone here understand how much stress comes with wearing the badge?
1. You never know who is going to take a shot at you just because you're wearing the uniform.
2. When call to a domestic disput, you have to play referee, get threatened, and sometimes hit, just for trying to maintain the peace.
3. Every time you head out to the street you know that you might not go home that night, because, the criminals are better armmed that you.
4. You rarely get respect from anyone, even when you are being nice. No one understands that it is your job to give tickets, everyone thinks you are just out to give them a hard time.
5. You are on call 24/7 just like the military. A normal day can be over 12hrs long.
That's just a short list.
These men and women are just as human as the rest of us. Just as falible too. Does it excuse bad behavior of the few? NO, but, don't judge them all by the actions of the few.

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