INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The city of Indianapolis has responded to a federal lawsuit filed over the controversial arrest of a business owner in town for a convention.
60-year-old Brian Hudkins was arrested in the lobby of the downtown JW Marriott in September 2012 during a dispute over a room.
Hotel surveillance video obtained by I-Team 8 shows that just 16 seconds after Hudkins enters the discussion, IMPD Officer T. Michael Wilson throws him to the ground.
Hudkins filed a $750,000 lawsuit against the city for the arrest.
In the city's response filed Wednesday in federal court, the city admits that Wilson "placed his hands" on Hudkins.
But in the response, the city denies the officer was aggressive and denies that Wilson threw Hudkins to the ground outside the hotel which was also on tape.
As for the video, the city says it "speaks for itself", but denies that Wilson's police report had false statements.
The next step is a hearing in federal court which has not yet been scheduled.
I-Team 8 also filed a complaint earlier this month over the city refusing to hand over Wilson's personnel record.
The city has until September 6 to respond to the public records complaint alleging a violation of the state's public access laws.
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