Jim Streitelmeier, the pastor of Neighborhood Fellowship, has a specific year when he thinks Indianapolis’ social problems really took off:1973. That’s when Indianapolis Public Schools began busing black students to predominantly white schools in order to, at long last, integrate them. And it’s also the year Indiana passed a no-fault divorce law.
Of the 65 homicides in 2013, about 73 percent occurred in Marion, Lake and Allen counties, which are the state’s most populous, the report says.
An Indiana University law professor said the school’s delay in turning over evidence in the investigation of former basketball coach Kyle Cox was troubling from a moral and ethical standpoint.
The new tech rapidly analyzes GPS data produced each month by offenders wearing ankle bracelets. It can tip off authorities to potentially criminal behavior and save time with case management.
The court said the law banning K2, Spice and other chemical compounds meant to cause intoxication are not too vague. The law’s author, Sen. Jim Merritt, said the court ruling should help “keep our children safe and stop the spread of these harmful drugs.”
The organizations see the controversial, $1.6 billion project as a catalyst for redevelopment downtown. A City-County Council committee is set to weigh the proposed development deal Tuesday night.
The Indiana House and Senate have each proposed putting at least $80 million more toward county prison diversion programs over the next two years as part of the state's major overhaul of its criminal sentencing guidelines.
Police stations across the country have started offering space for these business exchanges, saying it’s a win-win-win—strangers meet in a safe spot, police help prevent crime, and the danger of doing business on Craigslist decreases.
Indiana prosecutors and law enforcement officials are backing a package of anti-crime bills that would impose harsher sentences for violent offenders.
The leaders of Indiana communities hit hard by methamphetamine are arguing for a state law requiring prescriptions to buy cold and allergy pills.
The proposal comes just months after Indiana's criminal sentencing laws changed in part to reduce the need for more prison space.
County jails have become the "insane asylum" for Indiana as state hospital care for the mentally ill has declined, a sheriff told a legislative committee in Indianapolis on Monday.
Mayor Greg Ballard on Wednesday proposed a 5-year program to pay for preschool for 4-year-olds from low-income families. He also floated hiring another 280 police officers. The cost to the average household would be $86 per year.
Indianapolis officials plan to close a two-block portion of Broad Ripple Avenue to motor vehicles on Friday and Saturday nights for the rest of the summer.
IMPD officers are not required to live in the city, and about 240, or 16 percent of the force, choose to reside elsewhere. Many of the city’s highest-crime neighborhoods have the fewest police officers as residents.
Sweeping changes to Indiana's criminal code took effect Tuesday that will send more low-level, nonviolent criminals to community corrections programs and jails instead of state prisons.
A proposal unveiled today would allow officers to live rent-free in new or refurbished houses and then allow the officers to buy the homes.
Lawmakers will also fix a section of that law dealing with shoplifting and theft. The change will clarify that a store owner or security personnel can detain an individual for shoplifting for two hours.