INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The family of a 15-year-old at the center of an IMPD police brutality case told 24-Hour News 8 they are disappointed with the results of the investigation.
Brandon Johnson's family wants to see the immediate dismissal of every officer that was involved in the incident.
"I'm grateful at least one bad cop is off the street. But there was a lot of wrong doing here that day and there are a lot of officers that need to be removed as well," said Johnson's mother Shantay Chandler.
During a news conference outside Johnson's home, where the beating took place, clergy member Elder Lionel Rush showed the photos taken of Johnson soon after the incident.
"Brandon was kicked, kneed and punched. There were a number of things that happened and to have one officer fired, we applaud that but it just didn't go far enough" said Elder Rush.
The wounds to Johnson's face have recovered. The teen was not allowed to talk to reporters during the news conference. He stood silent, listening to what others had to say about the beating that happened to him.
The family attorney said the police chief was right to recommend firing Officer Jerry Piland, but wrong to only reprimand one other officer.
"If people are going to say (Officer) Jerry Piland was thrown under the bus, he wasn't thrown under the bus, he deserves to be under the bus, but there should be others under the bus with him," said Attorney Steve Wagner.
Wagner and Rush hope to work with police to resolve what they say was an unfair result of the internal affairs investigation.
They are also eager to find out the results of the federal investigation, which is under way.
Wagner says, for now, there is no plan to file a civil suit. That could change pending the upcoming discussions with police.
Elder Lionel Rush also outlined a 10-point plan of action he wants to see the city follow. The plan includes firing all the officers involved in the incident as well as asking that those officers along with the mayor apologize to Johnson and his family.
The mayor's office released a statement. In it, Mayor Ballard is quoted as saying he supports the results of the internal affairs investigation.
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