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VIDEO: ‘Officer of the Year’ caught on tape attacking man who was seeking help from a robbery

An officer from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is under investigation for excessive use of force after he was caught on video attacking a man who was seeking help after a suspected burglary.

An officer from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is under investigation for excessive use of force after he was caught on video attacking a man who was seeking help after a suspected burglary.

Last September, 60 year-old Maryland businessman Brian Hudkins was in town to attend a trade show and had booked a room at the local JW Marriot hotel. An employee of Hudkins, Andrew Davis, was staying at the same hotel and reported that he heard chatter inside his room when he tried to open the door but was unable to.

Both Davis and Hudkins contacted hotel management, informing them that a possible robbery was taking place and to alert the police. Arriving on the scene was Officer Michael Wilson who began a conversation with the two men. But as the video shows, Officer Wilson then inexplicably throws the 60 year-old Hudkins to the ground, leaving him with multiple lacerations.

Writing in his official report, Wilson claims that Hudkins was asked to “quiet down” but refused, sticking his finger in the officer’s face. However, the footage clearly contradicts that claim because Hudkins has his hands behind his back leading up to and at the point of the attack.

In additional footage, Wilson is seen throwing Hudkins on the ground a second time when leading him in handcuffs to a police car.

Back in May, Wilson was named “Officer of the Year.”

Watch the footage from an I-Team 8 report in the video below.



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    August 5, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Mildly tangential, but was there any follow-up Davis’s problem; the whole reason any of this even happened?

    Was there any follow-up on the reason his card didn’t work, or why there were voices on the other side of his hotel room door?

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    Jim Slaughter

    August 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    There are far too many of these violence prone rambo cops out there! The worst part of the video is the police chief hem hawing about what happened and hinting at supporting the inexcusable behavior of the officer.

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    Malcolm Bliss

    August 5, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Piece of shit liar pig, doing what pigs do best: beating up people in handcuffs. Until we reform how we create law enforcement officers, we’ll continue to get assholes like this, who obviously should’ve NEVER been allowed to wear the uniform to BEGIN with. A disgrace to hard working GOOD police everywhere. DEMAND REFORM IN LAW ENFORCEMENT!

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    Bob Cull

    August 5, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    When I listened to the Chief’s response I was reminded of an old Richard Pryor line, modified to fit this situation it would go, “Are you gonna believe my upstanding police officer or YOUR LYIN’ EYES?

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    August 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Par for the course. Police abusing their power. If this guy doesn’t get fired and charges filed against him, and put in jail, there is no justice. Everything is on video. This is like Rodney King, but almost worse — I mean, clearly, not race related, but to treat an old man like this is just beyond the pale.

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    Andres Herrera

    August 5, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    welcome to the world of brown people.

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    Carolyn T. LeBeauf

    August 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    So that how he obtain policeman of the year, battering senior citizens? Sue the hell out of them.

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    August 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Cops seem to believe that they are your fathers and can do anything they want to you. Well he should now be fired and be sued.

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    Can't Fix Stupid!!

    August 6, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Maybe now that this seems to be happening to more white guys, people will start to realize what these police officers do under color of authority!!

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    BSkip Skip

    August 6, 2013 at 2:32 am

    This woman is wasting her time. They’re gonna protect their boy at all costs. The cop should have just shot both of them and then he wouldn’t have had anyone around to complain and he could have made up any fucked up story he wanted too. You can see whats happening. Remember that cops can do essentially anything they want to you and you really have no recourse in 99% of cases. The courts gave it all away over the last 30 years.

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    August 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I was pushed into a glass enclosed fire extinguisher after being handcuffed on a minor infraction by a cowardly cop. I was cut up badly and I subsequently charged the cops with assault and battery. All charges were dropped against me and the cops were reprimanded.

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    August 8, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Indeed. Cops lying to cover their own asses? Heresy! That’s exactly why we need to strip them all of their “trained observer” status, and force them to prove everything in court.

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    August 8, 2013 at 5:03 pm

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    August 13, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Seriously Malcolm Bliss? What “pigs” do best is save pricks like you from the scum bags of the Earth. They put their lives on the line every single day so you can get home from work, talk down to your wife, disregard your children, and park your fat ass in front of the TV for four hours before you go to sleep — safely. Instead of being an internet tough guy, why not go to your local police station and tell them “THANK YOU” for everything they do to keep your selfish, ignorant ass safe?

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    Carla Lewis

    August 13, 2013 at 4:53 am

    When will reporters learn the difference between a “robbery” and a “burglary”?

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    Malcolm Wiseman

    August 13, 2013 at 10:18 am

    So the police there offer equal opportunity brutality… smdh

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    August 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Record record and record. We must start considering every cop to be a corrupt cop and record every incident we see. Remember, it is completely legal to do so in every state and province because it is federal law. You see a cop interacting with people, record it and don’t feel bad about it at all. If it’s a good cop, they wont care and you will be doing them no harm. Might even wind up helping them. If it’s a bad cop, you might save their victims life.
    As for the police chief in this story, that’s a dirty cop. His crooked back-stepping a$$ should be removed from office. People of Indianapolis, make that prick know that he works for you and the only real power he has is the power you granted him and you can take that power back any time you see fit.

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    August 26, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Cops like the one beating this victim are the primary reason ALL law enforcement officers are stereotyped as pigs.

    Until the blue wall of silence is breached by good cops reporting bad cops to IA, they’re all going to continue to be stereotyped as pigs.

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    September 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    So to you, anyone who wears a badge is above reproach? As Malcolm clearly stated (and you apparently failed to read) these bullies with badges are giving GOOD COPS a bad name. As he said, there needs to be a change in the way people are chosen to be cops. There are too many of them now who are trigger happy. If you think they’re really concerned with your safety, then you’re fooling yourself.

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    September 12, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    This “pig” is a complete scum bag and you are an idiot.

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    October 7, 2013 at 5:51 am

    Are you kidding you Bum! You must be an asshole cop too. The police have never protected me. They lie, act like power hungry children, and abuse their powers as a law enforcement officer. Oh but you know that since you are one of them.

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    October 9, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Nope, I’m not a cop, sorry to poop on your parade. “The police have never protected me.” Riiiight… I guess you’ve never been to a concert, or sporting event, or festival, or a parade, or… It’s clear that you’re a fucking moron, but you could at least make it a little less obvious. The greatest thing about all of that idiocy you just spouted off is that you’ll forget ALL of it the second you need to dial 9-1-1 and beg one of those “pigs” to come save your dumb ass.

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    October 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Protect? Hah! Some years ago, during the shuffle with two toddlers from the street to the front door, my wife dropped the car keys, but we didn’t know it. I was awakened at 3AM by several cops banging on my door demanding to know where my car was. I told them, after seeing it was not where I left it, that I had no idea. They asked who I had “let borrow it” over and over until they finally told me it had been totaled by someone who ADMITTED they found the keys and went on a drug fueled joyride. They didn’t NEED to hassle me, they already knew what happened! WHY didn’t they look up my record? 40 years old, no tickets, no accidents, no record, before they treated my wife and I like utter criminals? My biggest problem with many of them these days is they don’t even treat people like humans, but act like everyone they don’t personally know is a scumbag who just hasn’t been caught yet.

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