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No criminal findings but Greenfield officer will remain on leave while police department continues its internal investigation

The Greenfield Police Department is currently conducting an internal investigation into an incident involving a Greenfield Police officer allegedly using excessive force during an arrest. The police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave effective August 26. The officer will remain on administrative leave pending the investigation results.


Greenfield Police requested the Indiana State Police also conduct an investigation into this matter. The Indiana State Police recently forwarded their findings to the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office.


On October 2, the Indiana State Police turned their investigation results of this incident over to the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office. After reviewing the Indiana State Police investigation findings, the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office determined that there is not sufficient enough evidence that an altercation between Greenfield Police Department Cpl. Justin Jackson and an arrestee resulted in criminal activity.


Due to the Indiana State Police criminal investigation into this matter, the Greenfield Police Department internal investigation had to cease until the Indiana State Police investigation was concluded. With the Indiana State Police investigation now being concluded, the Greenfield Police Department will resume their internal investigation into whether any departmental policies and/or procedures have been violated during this incident involving Cpl. Jackson.


Cpl. Jackson will remain on paid administrative leave until the conclusion of the internal investigation.