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New protections for police officers being discussed by lawmakers

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers are discussing strengthening penalties when a law enforcement officer or their family is harmed, regardless of whether they are on- or off-duty. “With the recent targeting and violence against police officers, it’s imperative for Indiana to update its laws to protect our public safety officers both on- […]

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Kelsey Smith Act aims to help emergency situation responses

By Shayla Jones TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill designed to help law enforcement officers respond quickly during emergency situations is moving to the full House. The Kelsey Smith Act passed the Courts and Criminal Code Committee Wednesday. The bill would require cellphone providers to immediately give the location of a cellphone when a victim is […]