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Video: Indy Chief Declares War on Those Who Shot Cop

August 29, 2011  | 

VIDEO: Indy Cop Shot In Hip

An outraged Indianapolis Metro Police Chief Paul Ciesielski told a local media outlet his department has "declared war" on the suspect(s) who shot an officer in a drive-by on Saturday.

On Monday, Officer Dustin Carmack was resting at home, after leaving the hospital Sunday evening. The officer was shot in the hip on Friday evening while filling out paper work sitting in his squad car in front of a Westside liquor store.

"I can't tell you how angry I am right now," Chief Ciesielski told WISH-TV on Friday. "I don't like to use the word 'war' because we're not soldiers, but we just declared war on some thugs or some drug dealers or whoever it was who's responsible for this."

Earlier on Friday, officers had broken up a fight among several juveniles in the neighborhood. While officers were questioning the suspects five to seven shots were fired — one round went through Officer Carmack's seat striking him. The officer has been on the force since February 2010.

Source: Indianapolis Star

Comments (10)

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scpdblue @ 8/29/2011 5:23 PM

I praise the chief and PS director in their quick response to this incident and their plan of attack.But once the IPD starts going into these war zone areas hard the NAACP,some city counsel members and the ACLU will go crazy.They will pressure the mayor with threats of lawsuits,rallies and boycotts to have the chief to stop what they call racial profiling and harassment of a certain segment of that cities population EVEN THOUGH the crime is centered in these areas. WATCH AND SEE.

Tom @ 8/29/2011 5:38 PM

Post a reward for the shooter and the cockroaches will come out of the woodwork. The cops need to do what needs to be done to get the shooter
and applying overwhelming force in that neighborhood is a good place to start.

TimFromLA @ 8/29/2011 6:24 PM

Wow, the chief is mad. He declaring war on the suspect. Shut up Indianapolis Metro Police Chief Paul Ciesielsk:

So why isn't the chief declaring war on the governor? Because it's easier to go after poor folks than say the governor who wants to screw LEO. SHut up pogue and look good for the camera, If you really did care about your officers, then Mitch Daniels would not have screwed your officer.

Trevor @ 8/29/2011 7:19 PM

How does a union have anything to do with what happened on the street? Guess that is just the point of view where a non union officer thinks from.

PJD @ 8/30/2011 4:36 AM

Hey "TimfromLA"...I hope you don't carry a gun. You seem like a pretty angry individual. Remember that unions such as SEIU are the ones who throw rocks and other projectiles at police officers. Be careful who you are "in bed with."

FPD @ 8/30/2011 5:24 AM

Chief, LEO are soldiers and we are at war, every day. Military conflicts eventually end but the war on crime is never ending.

John Wilson @ 8/30/2011 5:29 AM

I just know tht this chief is going to get some heat from the low life element within the community, because he mentioned the word "War" on thugs. I also know that the Naacp, and other minority groups are going to come out and defend this neighborhood and paint it as a law abiding community. Rubbish!!!! I can remember being asked once to increase the patrols of the south end of our town, whcih was minority. We did and we won back the streets from the drive by shootings, and drug dealers. Within weeks of getting the neighborhodd back on its feet, here comes the Naacp and lawyers telling us we were harrassing the black community and it had to stop. What is really was, was we cut into those clients making a buck off the drug trade and intimidating the neighborhood. The sad part is the people demonstrated for them against the police. They never learn and we are always the blame. Life is unfair, but we have to do our jobs despite the obstacles.

Former Chief of police

Scott Wagner @ 8/30/2011 6:37 AM

Outstanding. It is about time we see a major police chief get tough with thugs!

c. britt @ 8/30/2011 8:12 AM

I am glad to see this chief say this and other chiefs need to do the same, but, do it dont just talk.

Gmo418 @ 9/2/2011 2:28 PM

Better than LAPD's Chief Beck who responded to the third Officer shooting in just weeks- "It's a dangerous job." I would rather have a Chief that vows to capture the suspect(s) who shot a officer, than throw his hands in the air and be indifferent.

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