INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Officers involved in the arrest and alleged beating of Brandon Johnson will not face federal criminal civil rights charges, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Johnson and his mother claimed he was the victim of a police beating as officers tried to arrest one of his brothers on May 16, 2010.
Members of the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office and officials from the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department met with Brandon and his mother to inform them of their decision.
The department's decision was based on an independent investigation that concluded evidence was insufficient to pursue a federal case. Attorneys would have to be able to prove that officers "willfully" violated his civil rights.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Jerry Piland was found not guilty of using excessive force by a civilian merit board in November.
The case as a whole gained national attention when noted civil rights activist, The Rev. Al Sharpton came to Indianapolis and declared IMPD needed a "house cleaning."
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