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.
Indianapolis state senator files bill to take control of IMPD away from Hogsett
Senate Bill 168, authored by Republican Sen. Jack Sandlin, would create a five-member board that would oversee and govern the police department.Read More
City-County Council gives final approval to 2021 budget
Also, in a late-Monday vote, the council approved a controversial proposal that calls for adding four civilians to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department General Orders Committee.Read More
Protests in Indy likely this weekend, but IMPD optimistic businesses aren’t at risk
Local officials say a few small protests related to the Breonna Taylor grand jury decision are planned this weekend in Indianapolis, but there’s little expectation the demonstrations will give way to destructive rioting like they did in May.Read More
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.
A bipartisan bill aimed at increasing police accountability and enacting criminal justice reform advanced to the Indiana Senate after lawmakers unanimously approved the measure in a House vote Tuesday.
Officials in Louisville and communities throughout Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois are preparing for more protests and possible unrest as the public nervously awaits a decision on whether police officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death will be charged.
A special prosecutor appointed to oversee the investigation into 21-year-old Dreasjon Reed’s fatal shooting by a Black Indianapolis police officer said during a briefing that the grand jury process was the “final task” of the investigation into the May 6 shooting.
Fifty-seven federal agents and investigators will work with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in a 45-day initiative under the auspices of Operation Legend, U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler said Friday.
A grand jury indicted two Indianapolis police officers on battery and other charges following an investigation into allegations that they used excessive force while arresting demonstrators at a May protest downtown.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday said the contract with Decatur, Georgia-based Utility Inc. will equip 1,100 officers with BodyWorn camera technology for more than five years.
Two women filed the lawsuit after video was released of officers using batons and pepper balls to subdue the women at a protest last month over the death of George Floyd.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on behalf of Indy10 Black Lives Matter and three individuals.
Bryan Roach, chief of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department since January 2017, plans to retire at the end of the year, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Friday morning.
Republican mayoral candidate Jim Merritt announced Thursday that he would ask Bill Benjamin, a former Democratic candidate for Marion County Sheriff and former IMPD deputy chief, to serve as the head of the IMPD because “the issues are bigger than party.”
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.
A federal appeals court says Indianapolis doesn't have to pay the legal fees of a police officer who successfully defended a lawsuit accusing him of negligence.
The Indianapolis City-County Council president has halted plans to revamp the city's civilian police merit board in the wake of its recent vote clearing two officers of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist.
A press release from the city stated that Troy Riggs joined the Denver Department of Public Safety last year as deputy director—a role he must have had for just a quick stint, considering he listed the Sagamore Institute as his job on Linkedin until November.
City officials are considering an ordinance to crack down on hotels and motels they say are a magnet for crime, pose a danger to area residents, and drain city police and fire resources.
The same proposal also authorizes the city to spend $4.2 million for the acquisition of 140 acres of land from Citizens Energy Group as the site for the new jail, courthouses and mental health center.
Slayings in Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis are becoming concentrated into small areas where people are dying at a pace not seen in years, if ever. Around them, much of the rest of the city is growing more peaceful, even as the total number of homicides rises.
Indianapolis officials say they’ll continue boosting the size of the city’s police force and expanding support for neighborhood anti-crime efforts in response to a seven-year trend of increasing homicides.