Legislator from Indianapolis resigns after arrest

A state legislator from Indianapolis resigned his position Monday after being arrested last week. Democratic Rep. Dan Forestal said his resignation as a state representative was effective immediately, calling his time in office the “greatest honor of my lifetime.” Forestal said he would “focus on my mental health and get myself well.”

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Supreme Court petitioned on police officers’ legal immunity

James King had no idea that the men who grabbed him and took his wallet were plainclothes officers looking for a fugitive. King’s case is one of several taken up by the Arlington-based Institute for Justice in an effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the “qualified immunity” doctrine, which frequently shields police officers and other government agents from lawsuits when they are accused of violating a person’s constitutional rights.

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Indiana man gets 15 years in Evansville pursuit crash that killed 3

An Indiana man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after admitting he “messed up” in a 2017 Evansville police chase crash that killed two children and a man and seriously injured the children’s pregnant mother. Frederick McFarland, 29, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in November to four counts of resisting law enforcement.

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