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Community providers trained on overdose reversal medication

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Members of the community made their way to the Indianapolis Police Department for a training day on how to administer Narcan, a medication that counteracts the effects of an overdose from opioids such as Oxycontin or heroin. The rise in overdoses over the past several years has prompted officials […]

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Former IMPD Chief Rick Hite now Exec. Dir. of civil rights commission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence has named Rick Hite as the executive director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. Hite served 32 years with the Baltimore City Police Department in Maryland before moving to Indianapolis where he most recently served as Chief of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, and previously worked as […]

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Ballard proposes pre-k funding, more cops to end violence

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard announced a three step program to try and curb the “recent trend of violence” that has hit the city, including a significant increase to the city’s preschool program. “We as society, can no longer keep doing the same things over and over again and expect different results,” Ballard […]

Commentary: IMPD learns age old lesson too late

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Commentary: IMPD learns age old lesson too late

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Sometimes, the oldest lessons turn out to be the hardest ones to learn. Any public official in America should know by now that the best way to turn a problem into a crisis is to not deal with it forthrightly and efficiently. As my grandfather used to […]