INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - I-Team 8 is still pushing for the personnel records for an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer captured on video at the JW Marriott in September.
Wednesday's investigation into a confrontation in the lobby of the Indianapolis hotel prompted an immediately investigation by IMPD.
Surveillance video in the lobby showed two hotel guests in a heated discussion with hotel security. The men told I-Team 8 they were looking for their belongings and seeking information about why they were moved. The men called IMPD. Within 16 seconds of the officer arriving, a 60-year-old guest of the hotel was brought down by the officer, the video shows.
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The officer involved was Michael Wilson. I-Team 8 requested his personnel file on Tuesday, and had not received it by Thursday night. A public employee's personnel record is supposed to be made available to the public under Indiana law.
I-Team 8 showed IMPD Chief Rick Hite the video after receiving it. He said it was the first time he had seen it, though I-Team 8 learned the video was sent to the department nearly five months ago.
IMPD's Fraternal Order of Police would not comment until after the internal affairs investigation was complete. That could take up to 60 days.
The lobby dispute prompted a lawsuit. The suit spells out that Andrew Davis, an employee of Brian Hudkins, told a hotel employee "he believed someone had broken into his room." It goes on to say Davis was never in the room he stated, and the hotel staff gave him a different room number. But Davis didn't find any of his items in the room. The suit later says, "The hotel staff then admitted they had lost his belongings...and the hotel had made a mistake and overbooked."
After getting out of jail, Davis said the hotel couldn't immediately find his belongings, and when they did, clothes were missing. Finally, the items were found in a third room, apparently already rented out, hanging in the closet. Davis said his laptop was damaged and two credit cards were missing. The lawsuit said this all happened because another guest requested a king bed. Davis had reserved two doubles and they moved him without notification.
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