Can anything good come out of an accident? The Indianapolis Metro Police Department hopes so as they continue to receive criticism after an officer caused a deadly accident three years ago. We’ve previously discussed the complicated case which seemed to be frequently changing. There was a lot of public outcry believing the officer received special treatment, and the police department has heard those complaints.
There were issues raised about the storing of the officer’s blood samples, police recording conversations, and them sharing trial information among one another. But since the deadly crash in 2010, the department has implemented many policy changes. The rules would come down harder on alcohol use on the job, would address issues in how accidents are investigated, and would set new ways to recognize officers with personal issues.
Another notable change is that anytime an officer is involved in a crash that results in injury or property damage, they will be required to take a breath test. They are also forbidden from drinking within eight hours before their shift, and any officer found guilty of drunk driving will be immediately terminated. The IMPD seems dedicated to overcoming the backlash and removing a culture of secrecy.
Indianapolis Auto Accident Lawyers
It’s hard to see an accident as anything but negative. It’s always good to see corrective measures being taken, however. These measures will hopefully keep similar accidents from occurring in the future, but the fact of the matter is that sometimes rules are broken, sometimes negligence stills hurts you and your family. If you or a loved one are hurt by a negligent driver, you shouldn’t be held responsible.
The auto accident attorneys at the Ken Nunn Law Office have a long history of serving auto accident victims. You don’t have to take on negligent drivers alone; you can contact us after your wreck. We have the resources and experience to fight to get you the money you deserve, and we can get started with a FREE case review right away.
Source. JournalGazette.net, ‘http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20131124/LOCAL06/311249899/1002/LOCAL,’November 24, 2013.