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An officer in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department who came under scrutiny for the arrest of 15-year-old Brandon Johnson last year, may be fired for his off-duty behavior.

Officer Oliver Clouthier was suspended without pay recently after a complaint against him alleged he had exhibited “rude behavior” and used “profane language” while off-duty. Further details weren’t immediately released.

Police Chief Paul Ciesielski has recommended that Clouthier be terminated because he has “a history of violations of misconduct” and has failed to improve his performance, according to a press release.

The Civilian Police Merit Board will have the final say on Clouthier’s fate. A hearing on the issue hasn’t been scheduled.

Clouthier was one of five officers who was scrutinized for his role in the arrest of Johnson. None of the officers were fired, and Clouthier was cleared of any wrongdoing in that incident.

suspect arrested

Gerald Savage, 21, who was wanted in a shooting at a Northwestside fast-food restaurant in which two people were wounded, has surrendered to police.

The shooting occurred near a Burger King restaurant in the 7100 block of Georgetown Road, police said.

The victims were identified as Brandi and Nicholas Martin, both 21, Indianapolis. Police have not released a motive for the shootings.

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