IMPD officer retires amid domestic battery, strangulation allegations

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UPDATE (Sept. 16, 2015)-- IMPD officer Johnn Scott retired on September 15. Prior to Scott's retirement, IMPD Chief Rick Hite had recommended to the Police Merit Board that he be terminated.

“In lieu of pending termination, on Tuesday, IMPD Officer Johnn Scott retired,” Hite said.

Original story below.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 26, 2015)-- Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) detectives arrested an off-duty IMPD police officer Wednesday on allegations of domestic battery.

Officer Johnn Scott, a 14-year IMPD veteran assigned to the East District, was arrested on preliminary charges of strangulation, domestic battery and battery after being interviewed.

"Honestly, I'm not surprised," said neighbor Brandon Carroll.

Carroll describes his relationship with Scott as turbulent and confrontational.

"It was his personality and his character that I experienced.  It wasn't something that caught me off guard when you guys said it was a police officer and it was that police officer," said Carroll.

At 4 a.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the 6100 block of South Franklin Road on a report of a domestic disturbance. When police discovered that an IMPD officer was involved, detectives from the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) were requested.

"As long as he is treated like any other person and not like a police officer," said Carroll.

IMPD did not make it exactly clear on what led to the arrest.

He has been suspended without pay pending an investigation.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office is now reviewing the case and determine if charges are applicable.