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Pre-Trial Conference: April 24, 2024* at 9:00am
Jury Trial: April 30, 2024* at 9:00am
Marion County Superior Criminal Court 29
Community Justice Center, 675 Justice Way, Indianapolis, IN 46203
*NOTE: Dates may change.
(Last Updated on 12/21/2023)
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On April 25, 2022, Herman Whitfield, III was experiencing a mental health crisis at his parents' home. His mother, attorney Gladys Whitfield, called for an ambulance, but six Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers showed up instead.
Without any threat or provocation, IMPD officers electrocuted Herman III with a taser, tackled and double handcuffed him in the prone position, ignored his cries that he could not breathe, and suffocated him face down for approximately 5 minutes until he was motionless on his parents' living room floor.
After killing Herman III, IMPD further victimized his parents. IMPD officers ordered Herman's parents not to leave their home to follow the ambulance to the hospital to see about their son. Officers searched their home within minutes of killing Herman III and without a warrant. And, IMPD officers threatened to arrest Herman’s mother simply because she objected to a search of their home.
In July 2022, the coroner’s office released its determination that the IMPD killed Herman III.
Indianapolis Mayor Joseph Hogsett (D) and IMPD repeatedly refused the family's and community's calls to release the complete and unedited body camera footage and fought the family's efforts to obtain the footage by a court order.
In January 2023, a federal court ordered Mayor Hogsett and IMPD to release the full and unedited body footage from the officers who killed Herman III.
In April 2023, the local prosecutor announced grand jury indictments against two officers - Steven Sanchez and Adam Ahmad - of the six IMPD officers who killed Herman III. Criminal trials are set to begin in January 2024.
Mayor Hogsett and IMPD have NOT FIRED ANY OF THE SIX OFFICERS who killed Herman III - including the two officers who are currently facing criminal charges for killing Herman Whitfield III.
Release the Complete & Unedited Body Camera Footage for Every Officer Who Went to the Whitfield Home on April 25, 2022 to Attorneys, the Press, Organizers & the Public
Terminate All Six Officers Involved in the Homicide of Herman Whitfield, III and the Violation of His Parents' Rights to Prevent Harm to Other Community Members
Arrest & Prosecute & Imprison Every Officer Involved in the Homicide of Herman Whitfield III and the Violation of His Parents' Rights
Request U.S. Department of Justice Investigations of the Homicide of Herman Whitfield III & IMPD Policies and Practices
- RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HERMAN III -
- DEMAND TRANSPARENCY -
- DEMAND ARREST -
- DEMAND CRIMINAL CHARGES -
- DEMAND FIRING OF THE OFFICERS -
- DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY -
- DEMAND FEDERAL INVESTIGATION -
- STAND FOR CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITIES -
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