Criminal Justice

Brickbat: Let's Go to the Tape

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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Robert Lawson has been charged with battery, obstruction of justice, perjury, false informing and official misconduct after striking a student at a local school. In a report, Lawson said he struck the boy with an open hand and other officers then handcuffed the student. But video shows Lawson punched the boy and struck him with a knee as the student was being handcuffed.