"We want this governance board to be a reflection of the City of Indianapolis. It should reflect the diversity that's within our community," Pastor Richard A. Reynolds with Faith In Indiana said.
Rena Allen, a community organizer with Faith in Indiana, said she grew angry after seeing that IMPD was responsible for the highest rate of dog bites among large departments. It hurt even more to [...]
A controversial proposal to give citizens more say and oversight in police policy was adopted by the Indianapolis City-County Council Monday night.
A contentious debate between Indianapolis City-County Council Members led up to a late Monday night vote on Proposal 237. The proposal passed by a 19-6 margin.
“Man! I am so excited! That is a historic moment. This is a historic moment that we’re in right now,” said minister Nicole Barnes, the director of voter engagement for the group Faith In Indiana.
The Indianapolis City-County Council voted Monday night to reform the policy-making body for the city's police department, a proposal that earlier in the evening drew crowds of opponents and [...]
A proposal to reshape the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department passed out of a City-County Council committee Sept. 29 and appears to be on its way to getting approval from the full council.
Let's be clear: Any system that continuously exempts an elite few from accountability is a system that has failed. Over and over again, the very law enforcement officers sworn to protect us [...]
A proposal introduced before the City-County Council has the potential to drastically change the way the rules are written for IMPD officers. Sponsors think it may be unique in the country and [...]
Members of Faith in Indiana want citizens to oversee all policies within the Indianapolis Metro Police Department.
Indianapolis police are implementing new policies in the aftermath of protests downtown. Will they be enough to diffuse tensions? A panel of experts discusses the challenges of police-community [...]
Indiana families struggling to make ends meet amid the coronavirus pandemic could face new financial hurdles if lawmakers fail to reach an agreement to extend enhanced unemployment benefits.
In a move aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus in Indianapolis, the city has given the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health $10.5 million to hire and manage more than [...]
Two Indianapolis City-County Councilors want to add civilians to the city’s General Orders Committee, which determines the procedures Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers use on a [...]
“Our community is demanding both transparency and a seat at the table. In order for our law enforcement partners to do their jobs and protect us as citizens, we have to rebuild that trust between [...]
The proposal seeks to add more community voices to police policy and follows national protests over law enforcement accountability spurred by police killings of Black people nationwide.
“It is time to put the voice of the public back in public safety,” Carlino said.
An IndyStar analysis of ZIP code level data reveals that COVID-19 infection rates in predominantly nonwhite ZIP codes such as Martindale-Brightwood's are nearly three times as high as in the [...]
Perla Alamillo was relieved Thursday when she heard the Supreme Court had rejected the Trump administration's attempt to end the Obama-era DACA program. ... Still, she said, it isn't enough.