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Black clergy calls for IMPD officers to be fired; city to implement clinician-led mobile crisis team after man died in custody

By WTHR.com staff Faith in Indiana’s Black Church Coalition, along with the Union District Caucus, the Ministerium, and LIVE FREE, are calling the prosecution of the IMPD officers that took Herman Whitfield III into custody. Whitfield died in police custody April 25. The groups are asking for the officers involved to be prosecuted to the fullest extent […]

Faith leaders call for action after death related to mental health response

By Jill Sheridan | WFYI Indianapolis Many in the community are calling for action after the death of a man who had a mental health crisis. Herman Whitfield’s parents called for an ambulance in the early morning of April 25 but five Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded. According to police, Whitfield “moved quickly towards […]

Black faith leaders call for firing, prosecution of police involved in Whitfield death

By Lawrence Andrea | Indianapolis Star Leaders in Indianapolis’ Black faith community on Monday called for the immediate termination of the officers involved of in the death of a man suffering an apparent mental health crisis last month — claiming the officers should be prosecuted despite not having reviewed body camera footage of the encounter. […]

Local faith leaders call upon Indianapolis leaders for expanded mental health crisis support

By Adam Schumes | WRTV Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS — Following the death of an Indianapolis man who was in police custody, faith leaders want city leaders to improve the city’s Mobile Crisis Assistance Team (MCAT) program. MCAT is a collaborative effort between the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) and Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center (SEMHC) to […]

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