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New crisis intervention team could be example for Indiana law enforcement

By Abrahm Hurt  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Metro Police Department is launching a pilot program, designed to help assess the mental or behavioral state of individuals in a crisis, that could serve as a model for other communities across the state. A team, including a police officer, a paramedic and a clinician, will work to de-escalate situations […]

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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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Indiana delegates join protest after Clinton secures nomination

By Shelby Mullis, Megan Powell and Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday, but the historic outcome pushed hundreds of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, supporters to protest. Of Indiana’s 92 votes, Clinton received 48 votes, leaving Sanders behind with 43 votes. Sanders won the […]

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Indiana law enforcement helping keep the peace at the Republican convention

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — More than 100 Indiana State Police officers are protecting political leaders, delegates and the thousands of other people in attendance at the Republican National Convention. “We are on the front lines,” said Indiana State Police Captain David Bursten when explaining why officers are in Cleveland this week. “We are on […]

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State officials react to the Dallas shooting

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State and local leaders are expressing their condolences for those involved in the overnight Dallas shootings and voicing support for local law enforcement. “Our condolences and prayers go out to the families of the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the horrific ambush in Dallas last night,” […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Traffic tickets in apartment complex parking lots

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Starting July 1, law enforcement officers will be allowed to issue tickets in apartment complexes for traffic violations such as speeding, driving on the wrong […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Kansas family turns tragedy into hope in Indiana

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 13th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Missey Smith’s worst nightmare came true on June 2, 2007. When her daughter, 18-year-old Kelsey Smith, headed to the local Target store in her hometown […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Rules for preserving police body camera video

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Accountability for law enforcement is expected to increase with the implementation of police body cameras and new rules on what agencies should do with the […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Toxicology results of pregnant women to be confidential

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 11th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — A new law will keep the toxicology results of pregnant women private, in the hopes of promoting treatment for drug addicts instead of jail time. […]

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Video: Gov. Pence leads ride to honor fallen officers, survivors

Gov. Mike Pence leads Cops Cycling for Survivors ride. from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.

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