Indianapolis mayor, partners announce $2 million proposal for 24-hour clinician-led response program

By Nikki DeMentri | WRTV Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said a clinician-led pilot program to respond to mental health-related calls could begin early next year if the [...]

Hogsett presents proposed 2023 budget to council with public safety as top priority

By Abriana Herron | Indianapolis Recorder Mayor Joe Hogsett presented his proposed 2023 city-county budget to the Indianapolis City-County Council during its meeting Aug. 8. Totaling around $1.4 [...]

Takeaways from 2023 Indianapolis city budget, including record money for public safety

By Rachel Fradette | Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said during a presentation late Monday that his $1.4 billion 2023 city budget earmarks more than $300 million for public [...]

Homicide of Herman Whitfield III presented to Marion County Prosecutor

By Katrina Pross | WFYI Updated at 12:45 p.m. on July 25 The in-custody death of Herman Whitfield III has been ruled a homicide, according to the Marion County Coroner’s Office. Whitfield, 39, [...]

Herman Whitfield III’s family, community call for IMPD to release full, unedited body camera video

By Staff On Friday, the parents of Herman Whitfield III joined leaders from Faith in Indiana gathered at City Marker for a rally. They continue to call for the release of the [...]

Family, faith leaders demand unedited body camera footage in Herman Whitfield III’s death

By Jake Allen | Indianapolis Star Indianapolis faith leaders and family members continued to call on the city’s police department Friday to release the full, unedited body camera footage of [...]

Black clergy call for release of body camera footage of Herman Whitfield III’s death while in custody

By Sarah Nelson | IndyStar Members of Indianapolis’ Black Church Coalition is calling for the city’s police department to release the full, unedited body camera footage capturing the [...]

Report: Race, gender strong indicators for how long someone stays in jail

By Jayden Kennett | Indianapolis Recorder Forty-eight percent of the Marion County jail population is Black, despite only making up 27% of the population, according to estimates from the American [...]

Black church starts weekly mental health event, push for better mental health policies

By Abriana Herron | Indianapolis Recorder Rev. Shauna Lipscomb saw a shift in her son, Timothy Kimbrough, emotionally and mentally, after he sustained a traumatic brain injury while playing [...]

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

By 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Vigil honors Herman Whitfield III, as calls for new crisis response team continue

By Tyler Fenwick | WFYI Indianapolis The emotions had been boiling up inside of Lena Harvey for a few days by the time she attended a vigil for Herman Whitfield III, the man who died in police [...]

‘We need to tell the truth more than ever’: Meet Women of the Year honoree Melissa Borja

Melissa Borja is one of USA TODAY’s Women of the Year, a recognition of women across the country who have made a significant impact. The annual program is a continuation of Women of the Century, [...]

Mayor, chief of police commit to more criminal justice reform at Faith in Indiana summit

Leaders with Faith in Indiana continued pushing for criminal justice reform during the Fund Our Futures Summit on March 8, winning commitments from the mayor and chief of police to pilot a [...]