Rally for Jermaine Vaughn! IMPD officer Eric Huxley on trial

Tuesday, July 11
1 pm
Indiana “Justice” Center Campus
Corner of Justice Way and Pleasant Run Pkwy Dr

The second trial date for IMPD officer Eric Huxley, who brutally assaulted Jermaine Vaughn for talking too loudly on the Circle, is set to begin this Tuesday. ANSWER Indiana, in conjunction with PSL Indianapolis, Indy10 Black Lives Matter, and Jesse Brown for Indianapolis, are calling for a rally to bring attention to the trial and apply our collective pressure to let the courts know that the people demand the maximum sentence for an officer of the law to attack people.

Eric Huxley, a sergeant with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, pleaded guilty in a federal courtroom May 15 to using his police power to deprive civil rights in his brutal attack on Jermaine Vaughn in 2021. Vaughn, wearing an Indy 500 sweatshirt in the police bodycam video of the attack, was speaking loudly on Monument Circle when police approached him in 2021. After handcuffing him, one officer pushes Vaughn and tells him to back up while seemingly pulling forward on his belt, causing them both to fall onto the steps of the monument. Seconds later, Huxley stomps on Vaughn’s face while officers shout at Vaughn, “You’re done! You’re done!”

This will be Huxley’s second trial date. Join us and make your voice heard!