A fight broke out at a paternity hearing in an Indianapolis courtroom last week, according to a video posted online over the weekend.
The footage shows two families squaring off against each other and yelling obscenities. Then, a woman charges at another woman before a man is seen running toward the two and attacking one of the women, and throwing a computer monitor at her.
Another person can be seen hurling a chair at the man who threw the computer monitor into the melee.
The man and another person can be seen landing blows on someone crouched on the floor while others join in.
Incredibly, during the 54-second video, not a single courtroom sheriff is on hand to break up the brawl.
Two people were arrested over the incident, WTHR reported. The Marion County Sheriff’s office says more arrests could come in the future.
“It’s no secret that the Sheriff’s Office has been and continues to be seriously short-staffed. Fortunately, we have recently won our lawsuit against the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board (ILETB). Thus, in the future the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) will be providing standardized training for our Deputies. This, coupled with obtaining pay increases will hopefully address our understaffing.”
The sheriff’s office said criminal charges are being recommended for the participants in the brawl.
Watch WTHR’s report below.