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Indiana State Police Investigating Police-Involved Death
Updated May 15, 2017 6:21 AM
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(GREENFIELD) - At the request of the Greenfield Police Department the Indiana State Police are investigating the death of an Indianapolis man that involved Greenfield officers Friday night.

As part of the department's protocol the state police was called in to complete the investigation.

Detectives from the Indianapolis Post are currently interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence.

Shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday officers with the Greenfield Police Department responded to a call of an intoxicated man lying in the grass near 826 South State Street in Greenfield.

Two Greenfield officer's arrived and located the male who quickly became combative. The man was shot with a Taser or conducted electrical weapon (CEW) by police and subdued. Officer immediately noticed that the man was having medical problems and administered Narcan (naloxone) and then started CPR.

Emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and transported the subject to Hancock Regional Hospital where he later died. The man has been identified as 48-year old Douglas A. Wiggington of Indianapolis.

According to Greenfield Chief of Police Jeff Rasche, as part of normal procedure the two officers, Sergeant Rodney Vawter a 13-year veteran and 4-year veteran Patrolman Dillon Silver have been placed on administrative duty. The names of the two officers involved in the incident will be released at a later date. .

An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday morning in Greenfield.

No other information is available at this time. New information will be released as it becomes available.



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