Saturday, February 14, 2009

IMPD Officer Accused of Choking Daughter

By Joe Wambach, WIBC

A Indianapolis Metro police officer has been arrested on charges of assaulting his 11- year-old daughter. Officer Andrew Dodds, 35, is accused of dragging the girl off a couch and down a hall and choking her after she spilled milk on the couch.

IMPD Lt. Jeffrey Duhamell said Dodds is apparently having some marital problems and the girl was upset over some of the things he said about her mother. Police investigated a domestic disturbance involved Dodds and his wife about three weeks ago. Dodds is being held on $100,000 bond and has been suspended without pay. He's charged with battery on a minor, battery on a minor with a family member present that's under the age of 16 and strangulation. All are 'D' Felonies. Chief Michael Spears is recommending that Dodds be taken before the merit board for termination.

Duhamell said Dodds had received commendation letters from an agent with the U.S. Postal Service n 2007 and from an IMPD detective a year ago. He was nominated for Northwest District Officer of the Month last Summer.

Why does the media put on the "gee, he is a great guy" face when talking about white males who commit domestic violence???? See Double Standards in Domestic Violence Reporting.

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