IMPD officer arrested while waiting to stand trial for attempted murder

IMPD Officer Justin Beaton (Photo Courtesy: IMPD)
Justin Beaton (Photo Courtesy: IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer who is supposed to stand trial for attempted murder on July 13, has been arrested again.

Justin Beaton, 32, was arrested for violating his pretrial release and is currently in the Marion County Jail.

Court documents listed online said that the violation was filed on June 29 and a warrant was issued for his arrest on June 29. The warrant was served on June 30.

According to Beaton’s attorney, he is accused of failing a drug test, where Beaton was tested for alcohol in his system.

The hearing regarding the violation is set for July 7, six days before he is supposed to stand trial for the attempted murder of his girlfriend. 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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