Cops Assault And Arrest Indianapolis Man For Working On His Car, Then Smash His Phone

Dean told Reynolds he has not committed a crime and, “In order for there to be a crime, there has to be an injured party.”

When Southport Police Department officers arrived, things got physical, with Dean being pulled out of his car and assaulted even though he did nothing wrong.

Dean’s phone is knocked from his hand as officers throw him around, then Reynolds can be seen looking down before intentionally stomping on the phone.

Dean filmed the interaction with the officers:

Dean says he lost feeling in one of his hands from what police did to him.

“I have no feeling in my hand,” Dean said.

Dean was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and refusing to identify.

Indiana Law requires people to show ID if an officer believes you committed a crime.  The problem here of course is that Dean did not commit a crime and therefore did not have to show ID according to the law.

“If you’re just sitting in your car you don’t have to show your ID,” Dean said.

RTV6 provided this guide from the ACLU of Indiana:

ACLU of Indiana Police Stop Guide

Your Rights

  • You have the right to remain silent. If you wish to exercise that right, say so out loud.
  • You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car or your home.
  • If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave.
  • You have the right to a lawyer if you are arrested. Ask for one immediately.
  • Regardless of your immigration or citizenship status, you have constitutional rights.

Your Responsibilities

  • Do stay calm and be polite.
  • Do not interfere with or obstruct the police.
  • Do not lie or give false documents.
  • Do prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested.
  • Do remember the details of the encounter.
  • Do file a written complaint or call your local ACLU if you feel your rights have been violated.

Reynolds would not comment, citing the ongoing investigation. In 2013, he was terminated from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

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