INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer has been arrested for the second time within two weeks on battery charges.
Officers with IMPD, along with the Indiana State Police, took Michael Price into custody Wednesday on new charges of two counts of domestic battery and one count of battery on a child less than 14 years old. The new charges stem from an investigation conducted by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, authorities said.
Price is a 13-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and was most recently assigned to the East District. Price had already been on administrative leave after being arrested on separate charges of domestic battery at the end of April.
IMPD originally said Price would remain on administrative leave during the pending investigation. On Friday, two days after Price’s second arrest, IMPD Chief Randal Taylor suspended Price with a recommendation for his termination by the IMPD Civilian Police Merit Board.
Officers who are suspended are not paid, IMPD clarified.