Demetrius Walker v. State of Indiana - 8/22/13

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Thursday  August 22, 2013 
10:30 AM  EST

10:30 a.m. 49A02-1205-CR-380. Walker was fighting with another man. Police repeatedly told the men to lie on the ground and stop fighting. When they did not do so, an officer said that if they did not lie flat on the ground immediately, they would both be tased. One man immediately dropped to the ground. Walker, with fists still clenched, stared at the officer for a second and then began to walk toward him. Two or three times, the officer told Walker to get on the ground. Walker did not obey and continued to approach. The officer deployed his taser. Following a bench trial in the Marion Superior Court, Walker was convicted of resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor. The Court of Appeals found sufficient evidence to support the conviction, and affirmed. Walker has petitioned the Supreme Court to accept jurisdiction over the appeal.

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