IMPD officer arrested, accused of battery following disturbance call

David Reece (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was arrested late Friday night, officials with the department confirm.

Officers were notified of a disturbance on Penn Circle late Friday. The Special Investigations Unit responded to the scene, because a sworn police officer was involved, a release said.

Police say based on witness statements, observations, and detectives’ investigation, it was determined that there was enough probable cause to arrest IMPD employee David Reece.

Reece was taken into custody and has been preliminarily charged with two counts of battery and one count of residential entry. Police say the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make a final decision on charges.

IMPD is conducting its own internal investigation into the incident. In that time, Reece will be suspended without pay and with no police powers. Police say in the next few weeks, he will be referred to the Employee Assistance Program and IMPD’s Office of Professional Development and Police Wellness.

No further information was expected to be released this weekend. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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