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.
Mock village for IMPD scenario-based recruit training nears completion
The department used $200,000 in private funds disbursed by the Central Indiana Police Foundation and donated by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay to build the mock village named Hershyville.Read More
Council committee advances new emergency services agency
Indianapolis’ emergency services functions, including 911 and fire communications, are one step closer to becoming part of a new, separate agency with an initial $23.1 million budget.Read More
Indianapolis Star shares Pulitzer Prize for series on police dog bites
Indianapolis Star reporter Ryan Martin and photojournalist Mykal McEldowney were among a team of journalists to work on the series, which reviewed police dog bites nationally from 2017-19.Read More
The proposed IMPD budget is $10.6 million larger than in 2023. Officials said they are hopeful that the additional investment will draw police candidates to the department at a time when it is short more than 300 officers.
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.
The Broad Ripple Village Association said the village’s late-night business owners met Wednesday and “agreed unanimously, that effective immediately, all bars and restaurants will shut their doors at 1 a.m. every day until further notice.”
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.
After a recent weekend in which three separate shootings occurred, the Broad Ripple Village Association began asking the city to bolster crime-fighting efforts.
Four clinician-led teams will be available to respond to mental health crises in the downtown district of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department as early as July.
According to crime data for the Mile Square over the past three years—the only such data available that includes figures for 2022—violent incidents are down from the pandemic peak years of 2020 and 2021 in all categories except robberies, which were up 43%, from 56 to 80.
An Indianapolis family is suing the city of Indianapolis and six of its police officers, claiming the officers used “unreasonable, excessive, and deadly” force against their son as he was handcuffed, lying on the ground and repeatedly telling them, “I can’t breathe.”
The lawsuit stemmed from a November 2018 incident in which Daniel Cedars, 65, was fatally shot in his doorway around 1:30 a.m. after officers responded to a hang-up 911 call.
Domestic violence in central Indiana grew more prevalent and severe in the first year of the pandemic, according to the 2020 State of Domestic Violence Service Report released Tuesday.
Republican legislators on Thursday introduced a spate of new bills targeting the criminal justice system in the Indianapolis area and across Indiana.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is asking for $265 million, a $3.7 million increase from its approved 2021 budget.
In addition to more money for IMPD, the proposal includes spending on domestic violence reduction, mental health capabilities and juvenile intervention.
A 125-year-old landmark firehouse on East Washington Street that previously housed a photography business and a reception center for Angie’s List has been donated to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
The task force would expand on a partnership between the Fishers Police Department and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department that officials say has already helped reduce crime in the area.
The digital platform makes it easier for residents to report and track interactions with police, and for the police to track, monitor and analyze interactions with residents.
The 44-page report, made public Friday, examines the events of May 29 through June 1, when social justice protests took over the streets of downtown Indianapolis following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee on Tuesday amended Senate Bill 168, which would have created a five-member board to oversee and govern the Indianapolis police department, to recommend the issue be discussed in a summer study committee.