IMPD officer arrested in New Palestine


IMPD officer Michael Price was taken into custody Wednesday in New Palestine by New Palestine Police Department, IMPD and Indiana State Police officials.

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NEW PALESTINE — Officials from the New Palestine Police Department assisted other law enforcement agencies including the Indiana State Police in arresting an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer Wednesday afternoon.

Following an investigation by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, officer Michael Price was taken into custody near the intersection of Meadow Drive and S. 500W. (Gem Road) in the New Palestine around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, officials said.

Price had recently moved to the New Palestine area, NPPD chief Bob Ehle said, and had been living in a rental home near New Palestine High School. He was arrested for the second time within two weeks on battery charges, officials said.

Officers with IMPD, along with the Indiana State Police and NPPD officials, took Price into custody on the new charges that include two counts of domestic battery and one count of battery on a child less than 14 years old.

Price is a 13-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and was most recently assigned to the East District. Price had already been on administrative leave after being arrested on separate charges of domestic battery in Marion County just a few weeks ago, in late April, officials said.

Officials with the IMPD said Price will remain on administrative leave as the investigation is pending. The new charges stem from an investigation conducted by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, officials said.

New Palestine High and New Palestine Elementary schools, which are located near where the arrest took place, were both put on lockdown until Price was arrested and taken into custody.