Indiana Cop Speeds through Red Light, Killing Teen, as Cops Blame Teen for Crash

Marissa Barrera

Marion police officer Brian Davis flew through an intersection, killing Payton Rogers, sparking the usual coverup.

Payton Rogers was a beautiful and vibrant, eighteen year old high school senior just a week before her graduation.

She was an honor roll student, having already obtained 30 college credits, with dreams of being a forensic pathologist. Payton is described as a sweet and loving young lady, who was very close to her family, especially her younger siblings.

But her life was tragically cut short on the evening of May 11, 2018 when her car was struck by officer Brian Davis of the Marion Police Department in Indiana while responding to a non-emergency call for a suspect who was already in custody.

Payton was killed on impact while her best friend, Baleeve Gregory, was critically injured.

Payton's seat at her high school graduation.

I’ve been following Payton’s story since the beginning and have spoken with her mother, Brandy Rogers, whom I befriended on Facebook to support after hearing of this tragedy.

As if losing Payton wasn’t enough, the fatal crash was just the beginning of a living nightmare for this family.

Brandy learned of her daughter's death through a phone call in the middle from a chaplain who told her Payton did not survive her injuries.

The call caused her to scream in devastating agony, waking her other children with the horrific news that their big sister was dead.

Brandy said her mother’s intuition kicked in after she began to uncover lies, deceits and corruption like many of us experience when our loved ones are killed by police.

The story released by the Marion Police Department is that officer Davis had his sirens on and that Payton ran through a red light and that she was ultimately at fault for this horrific accident.

Accidents happen though, right?

According to Marion Police Department, they made no mistakes as they pinned the guilt on this young lady by fabricating a narrative; a common tactic used by departments across the country when their officers kill.

However, the truth surfaced through dashcam footage and witness testimony which revealed that Payton had a green light and that the cop's sirens were not on as he flew through the intersection causing this fatal collision.

The eyewitnesses at the scene, were not asked for statements but were blocked off from view and ordered to leave.

Witness John Owen, who was stopped besides Payton at the intersection, attempted to give a statement the following day but was not followed up with by the Marion Police Department or Indiana State Police, who investigated the incident.

Another witness, who goes as Kate Dudley on Facebook, confirms that there were no sirens, that the officer was speeding and that the department's version of the incident was completely wrong.

Family Photo with their loved ones.

Immediately after being told of Payton’s death, Brandy demanded to see her daughter’s body but was denied until the body was released to the funeral home, which is also common (not rightfully) when police kill.

A red flag I found is that the Grant County Coroner Chris Butche, who immediately took Payton’s body from the scene and also performed the autopsy is also Marion Police Officer.

I confirmed with the Marion Police Department that he is currently a Captain in the department. A Marion officer has absolutely no business doing an autopsy for an officer-involved death. That is conflict of interest.

In addition, Chris Butche’s brother Todd Butche, has publicly spoken bad about this family, including the deceased Payton, as well as seeming to know vital information, that shouldn’t have been known to the public.

However, Todd Butche has a reputation as a "liar" and a "cheat" so he has no credibility.

That is also another thing that happens to families after their loved ones are killed by police; family and friends of law enforcement attack and attempt to intimidate those who are speaking out.

Officer Davis was quickly cleared of any wrongdoing involving the death of Payton Rogers and will face no criminal charges or repercussions and law enforcement is still sticking to their original story.

The speed he was going has been withheld from the family and the public with officers telling Brandy the speed is not recorded, therefore not available. According to Sgt. Mike Thomas of Indiana State Police, the “speed is irrelevant”.

At the end of the day, no one is is claiming that officer Davis deliberately murdered Payton. What is being said is he was negligent and caused her death.

Had this department owned up and treated Payton and her family with some dignity, it would be one thing but how this family has been treated is just shameful and wrong. This is the type of activity that only makes the divide between the community and police officers even bigger.

“Once Payton was killed, she was no longer a person, she was an obstacle to them.” -Brandy Rogers

Brandy has done an amazing job as a grieving mother to push for Justice For Payton, not only with obtaining evidence and tracking her interactions with law enforcement to get to the truth, but also by honoring Payton and spreading truth. Every Saturday and Sunday she still goes to location of the incident holding signs and reminding the community and those involved that she is not going away. I admire her fight and support Justice For Payton.

You can support as well by joining her Facebook Group here.

Rest in Power Payton Rogers

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He was definitely at fault... They all broke protocol not once but more than enough times in this case to clearly see a cover-up was in place Indiana investigating Indiana basically protecting their own as the family was bullied but never silenced they deserve #JusticeForPayton


This is also the same cop who got me falsely charged last year by refusing to talk to me after my domestic violence abuser made our daughter lie and say I tried to talk to her at Sirloin Stockade. He did not do his due diligence. As a result, I had a stroke from the stress, and lost my health and ability to work. My daughter set me free by coming forward and telling the truth after her rescue, after our abuser beat her nearly to death. Brian Davis was responsible for leaving her in that deadly environment.

Now I am facing yet another false charge for merely walking past my abuser to get to my van, probably for refusing to be quiet about the first false charge. That is corrupt Marion, IN for you.


I agree it was total negligence on "officer" Davis's part. He made the choice to not follow protocol when he approached the intersection, which is also a STATE ROAD. His call was NOT an emergency in any way that would have required him to travel at the speed he was, not slow down approaching the intersection in case he would have to use evasive action! I believe Payton had the green light, and even if he would have hit the opticom I believe, as any driver would do with a green light, she was already out close to the center of the intersection and wouldn't have been able to avoid his high speed coming at her no matter what she done! THAT is where their protocol comes into play. Approaching a STATE ROAD AND A BUSY INTERSECTION and not slowing down in case he needed to evade due to opticom being hit to late, is complete negligence on HIS part. He threw caution to the wind, speeding right through the intersection, and Payton paid the price for that negligence with her life. His actions, HIS CHOICES, tore Paytons mother apart, stole that beautiful girl from her family, friends, her future, and her life! He should have to pay just as you or I would when our choices result in the death of ANYONE! It is an absolute tragedy!


35 years ago, my former college roommate was killed by Marion Indiana police officers on a chase. He was innocently driving down the street, when an officer veered off from the oncoming lane and hit him head-on, killing him instantly. As I recall, they didnt even apologize.


Another Crooked Cop who should be in Prison as a Public Safety Threat and a Liar. The Chief and other cops should be his cellmates in State Prison. Horrible, Shameful Law Enforcement BLUE ISIS Thugs.

Cops Gone Rogue