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Audio Included in Post. Runs 7 Minutes. Here is Part 1 of the Friday press conference with Mayor Greg Ballard, Public Safety Director Dr. Frank Straub and IMPD Chief Paul Ciesielski answering media questions about the controversial decision by the IMPD Merit Board. The board voted six-to-one to exonerate Officer Jerry Piland for using excessive force and violating department rules in the beating of Brandon Johnson.