screencapA police officer in Lafayette, Indiana is facing
a federal lawsuit for shoving a wheelchair-bound man for running
over his foot last October in an incident caught on dashcam video.
While internal affairs investigators recommended Lt. Tom Davidson
be fired, a commission apparently made up of five civilians
disagreed, opting to demote him instead. The wheelchair-bound,
Nicholas Kincade, was charged with assaulting officer, or as
The Indy Channel put it:
An investigation into the incident recommended termination for
Davidson, but a commission declined to terminate him. On the other
side of the coin, the man in the wheelchair was subsequently
charged with battery against an officer (felony) for rolling over
Davidson's foot, but that was dropped as well.
On the other side of the coin, no one seems to have investigated
the possible false charges brought up against Kincade. You can
watch the dashcam video