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Actions of Officers Upheld

(Michigan City, IN) - The Michigan City Police Chief is defending the actions of officers that resulted in injury to a man fleeing on foot.  According to police, officers on Tuesday were called to 1000 block W. 9th St. on a report of a suspicious vehicle chasing two males on foot. 


Police said a 26 year old man was stopped to try and investigate the situation but, initially, he wouldn’t correctly identify himself.  Unable to confirm his identity, officers tried placing the man in custody but he fled on foot.


Police said officers pursued the man and deployed a taser to assist in the apprehension.   The man fell to the ground and sustained injuries to the facial area.  The man was taken to the hospital for medical treatment.


In response to what police described as “non-factual” accounts of the incident shared on social media, body cam footage of the incident was reviewed by Chief Dion Campbell and other representatives of the city and clergy.  Police said Chief Campbell fully supports the actions of the officers, saying they acted in accordance to the law and with professionalism.

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