Republican legislators on Thursday introduced a spate of new bills targeting the criminal justice system in the Indianapolis area and across Indiana.
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
Historic fire station donated to Indianapolis police for substation
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.Read More
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.
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.
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.
Senate Bill 168, authored by Republican Sen. Jack Sandlin, would create a five-member board that would oversee and govern the police department.
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.
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.
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.”