Hancock County News

Greenfield PD officer punished for altercation with female suspect

A Greenfield Police officer at the center of an internal investigation and on paid administrative leave since August has learned his fate.

 

Cpl. Justin Jackson has been demoted to senior patrolman and is suspended without pay until Christmas day as a result of his actions with an intoxicated suspect in August.

 

According to court documents, Sierra Gigure, of Indianapolis, was at Hancock Regional Hospital for a toxicology test after being pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. Jackson showed to the hospital to assist, and, despite being told by authorities already on the scene not to engage with Gigure, got into a physical altercation with the woman. Court documents state Jackson punched Gigure in the face/head area after Gigure struck him in the chest. 

 

Earlier this year, the Hancock County Prosecutor's office declined to charge Jackson with a crime, citing a lack of evidence.