U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr attributed this year’s rise in crime to both the COVID-19 pandemic and to what he described as the “demonization” of law enforcement.
Pandemic, violence put Indy downtown at crossroads
The one-two punch of the pandemic and protest-related violence raises questions about whether downtown can recover. Experts and community leaders say yes—but only with concerted effort and strong leadership.Read More
Dozens of downtown stores boarded up; workers begin cleaning graffiti from weekend protests
On what would likely be a day of people returning to work, downtown streets were eerily quiet, aside from a few dozen people milling around, taking pictures of the boarded-up stores.Read More
Council Democrats turn down proposal to form special study commission on crime
The Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee on Wednesday night voted along party lines to reject the Republican proposal, hours before a shooting on the far-east side left four people dead.Read More
A fire that damaged or destroyed about 20 big trucks at a south-side Indianapolis business is being investigated as arson. The blaze was reported about 3:30 a.m. Thursday at M&K Truck Center, 1401 Harding Court. The business said it was offering a $30,000 reward “for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible […]
The most significant theft that has occurred is not that of liquor or merchandise; the looters, by their actions, are stealing the credibility of the good people peacefully protesting a lengthy history of opportunity denied to people of color and those without means.
What we are experiencing in our city, and cities across our country, is the language of pain when people’s spirits are broken and they move beyond hopelessness to outrage.
We all were taught early that two wrongs don’t make a right. What has happened to our city is inexcusable.
Mayor Joe Hogsett said on Sunday he did not think it would be necessary to use the Indiana National Guard to help protect downtown.
At the epicenter of the national anguish, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, mobilized his state’s entire National Guard for the first time.
Former UAW President Gary Jones is accused of conspiring with others at the union to embezzle more than $1 million. The court filing against Jones describes a scheme to pocket cash and enjoy luxuries, including $13,000 in cigars.
The long-term employee was sentenced to 27 months in prison after she admitted to stealing from the Indianapolis-based company, which makes the famous Bar Keepers Friend line of cleaning products.
Investigators say the man, who made an initial court appearance Wednesday, embezzled more than $715,000 from an Indianapolis-based company in an elaborate scheme involving at least 151 unauthorized checks.
Federal investigators say the woman admitted the funds went toward the purchase of a $605,000 home in Anderson, and that she attempted to evade law enforcement when she learned of the investigation.
Prosecutors say the 54-year-old man diverted more than $4.5 million of money from Cummins and other companies over a nine-year period.
With a low unemployment rate in Hamilton County—2.5% last month—some employers see the inmates as an untapped workforce and are more than willing to give them a chance, helping inmates overcome one of the biggest hurdles they immediately face upon release
The former high-ranking executive for ACTnano Inc., ChaCha and Brightpoint pleaded guilty in August to theft and acting as an unregistered broker-dealer. He was already facing monetary judgements of more than $740,000 in two related civil cases.
Jacqueline Fitzgerald, who was terminated in June 2017 after 17 years at the bond bank, admitted to stealing funds by claiming inappropriate benefit leave payouts.
A 25-year-old Fishers woman has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to identity theft and defrauding banks of more than $115,000.
Jim Merritt, who will formally announce his campaign Thursday afternoon, told IBJ he was running for mayor because he “loves my city,” and is concerned about the city’s high number of murders and “rampant homelessness.”
Minority Leader Mike McQuillen, who said the purpose of the proposal was intended to curb panhandling and increase the sense of safety downtown, withdrew the proposal.
Local Fraternal Order of Police President Rick Snyder called the billboard a "canary in the coalmine," saying that the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has been losing officers to other cities at an alarming rate.
Indiana's sheriffs say they need more state money to cover the costs of holding low-level nonviolent felons in county jails.