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INDIANAPOLIS — A state representative arrested last week on multiple charges resigned Monday.

State Representative Dan Forestal (D-Indianapolis) is stepping down from his role, effective immediately.

Forestal released the following statement:

“Today I resigned from my position as State Representative effective immediately,” said Forestal. “The past eight years of service to the State of Indiana and the people of House District 100 have been the greatest honor of my lifetime. The time is long overdue for me to focus on my mental health and get myself well. I want to thank my family and friends for their love and support during this difficult time. We need to work together to shatter the stigma around mental health issues in the State of Indiana and address them with the same treatment and philosophy as physical health issues. Hoosiers should not have to live in fear of having their struggles with mental health be exposed and have attached to them the negative stigma that comes with suffering from mental health issues.”

Forestal was arrested June 11 in Marion County. He faces six misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and two felony counts of battery on a public safety officer.

In August 2019, Forestal was arrested for impersonating a police officer and drunk driving.