The civil suit alleges River City Firearms should have noticed red flags when the shooter bought the gun six days before killing five Old National Bank co-workers..
Indianapolis gun violence plan showing progress, officials say
After a record high of 271 murders in 2021, the city has seen declines exceeding expectations over the past two years.Read More
City to test state law in nuisance enforcement effort
Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration is seeking a stronger approach to force property and business owners to discourage behavior that compromises public safety.Read More
City-County Council approves proposals targeting gun violence
The Indianapolis City-County Council passed two gun-violence-related proposals Monday evening, but one of them calling for stricter gun-control regulations won’t be enforceable under state law.Read More
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A woman who worked as an accounting specialist at WFYI Public Media from 2018 to 2020 and her co-conspirator have been sentenced to three years of probation.
While total homicides in Indianapolis are down this year by over 20% from the record set in 2021, the number of homicides in the 19 and under age group has reached its highest mark since 2018.
The department is poised to invest $9 million in COVID-19 recovery funds into cameras and other technology. Some critics are raising privacy and efficacy concerns; others say the city hasn’t adopted the new techniques quickly enough.
More than 60 of the defendants have alleged connections to organized crime, the department said, including members of a criminal gang accused of using stolen pandemic aid to pay for a murder.
Prosecutors say Oluwatobi Seton and partners in Nigeria obtained people’s identities and used them to open GoBank accounts and debit cards. They then would apply for unemployment benefits in different states using the stolen identities the fraudulent accounts.
Lisa Raines is the third former employee since 2021 to be sentenced to federal prison for defrauding the travel insurance company—all in unrelated cases.
Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas had the active ingredient in marijuana in his blood the day he was arrested for hitting a guardrail and driving the wrong way on an interstate entrance ramp, according to the report.
It’s another step toward crowd control following a shooting incident in the village on Sunday that killed three people and injured another as 400 to 500 people gathered in the area.
Following fatal shootings early Sunday, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the city would work with the Broad Ripple Village Association to create a temporary gun-free zone in the village’s entertainment district.
The mayor’s plan includes hiring three attorneys who would be detailed to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and prosecute federal gun crimes. Republicans say that’s needed because the county prosecutor isn’t doing enough.
The mayor’s multi-part plan announced Thursday includes increased gun restrictions, more gun-free zones and a crackdown on nuisance properties.
The mayor’s comments came in response to a proposal put forth by Fort Wayne businessman and candidate for governor Eric Doden, who is seeking the Republican nomination in 2024.
After a recent weekend in which three separate shootings occurred, the Broad Ripple Village Association began asking the city to bolster crime-fighting efforts.
Target said theft is cutting into its bottom line and it expects related losses could top $1.2 billion this year after an estimated $700 to $800 million in losses from theft last year.
Under the proposal, the revenue could only be used in the Mile Square for services that are now provided by the not-for-profit Downtown Indy Inc., such as cleanliness initiatives, homelessness outreach and providing “safety ambassadors.”
The federal suit was filed by the son of a man killed in the 2021 mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility and two survivors against the distributor of the 60-round magazine used by the gunman, who fatally shot eight people before killing himself.
Police arrived as shots were still being fired inside Old National Bank and killed the shooter in an exchange of gunfire, Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said.