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Attorney general wants to cut crime by spreading coalition’s model

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In an effort to reduce crime across the state, Attorney General Curtis Hill is launching a program to help cities replicate a successful crime-reduction model. Hill is partnering the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based organization geared toward fighting crime. Members of the coalition take part in peace walks […]

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How a recent Indiana Supreme Court ruling strengthens gun shop protections

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When walking into Beech Grove Firearms on the city’s southeast side, barrels stand ready, pointing through the glass cases. The guns, attached to wood pegs so they lay upright and have handwritten price tags hanging off, are both powerful and somehow homey in numbers. The shop is standard, with […]

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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 […]