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The IMPD officer who stepped on the handcuffed man receives a year in prison



Indianapolis, Indiana – Stomping a guy in handcuffs on Monument Circle will result in an Indianapolis police officer serving a year in a federal prison.

Sgt. Eric Huxley was given a 12-month and 1-day jail sentence by a federal judge on Friday.

After being released from prison, Huxley will also have to complete 18 months of supervised release and six months of home detention.

Huxley admitted guilt to a federal criminal civil rights violation earlier this year for employing excessive force in the incident on September 24, 2021.

In a body cam footage, Huxley can be seen stomping on a man’s face as the man lies on the ground handcuffed.

“Officers put themselves at risk every day doing a difficult and sometimes dangerous job to uphold the law and protect their communities,” said U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Myers for the Southern District of Indiana. “Those who instead commit crimes must be identified and prosecuted. Today’s sentencing demonstrates that the FBI, Justice Department and our U.S. Attorney’s Office are committed to seeking accountability for those who violate people’s civil rights under the color of law.”

While he awaits termination procedures, Huxley is currently placed on administrative leave from the IMPD.

Along with the federal case, he is also facing state criminal charges that were put on hold.

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