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Peacemaker dies in shooting

A man who worked to reduce violence in Indianapolis died in a shooting June 25. John “JB” Barnett, part of the city’s peacemakers program, was...

Residents call for action as situation at IHA properties worsens

By JILL SHREIDAN WFYI Years of mismanagement haunt the Indianapolis Housing Agency and hurt those it serves. Now a community calls for action as the...

‘They let us down drastically’: Family of Herman Whitfield III files wrongful death lawsuit against city, officers

The family of Herman Whitfield III, who died April 25 while in police custody during an apparent mental health crisis, filed a wrongful death...

Mayor Hogsett, prosecutor call for ‘common sense’ gun reform at rally

By CARTER BARRETT WFYI Local officials, gun reform advocates and family members of gun violence victims were among those who rallied in downtown Indianapolis on...

Chief Taylor discusses transparency, violent crime with NAACP 

The Indianapolis NAACP hosted a virtual conference with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Randal Taylor on June 2 to discuss police reform two years...

Summer outreach program will connect communities with help

By JILL SHERIDAN WFYI A summer program that aims to build relationships in communities at risk of violence is back. The Summer Neighborhood Outreach Series brings...

Faith leaders: Fire officers involved in Herman Whitfield III’s death

Black faith leaders called for the officers involved in the death of Herman Whitfield III to be fired during a press conference May 9. Whitfield...

Jury: IMPD officers must pay $1.2M to estate of man killed in 2018

A federal jury ordered two Indianapolis police officers to pay a total of $1.2 million to the estate of a man fatally shot by...

Mourners remember Herman Whitfield III at vigil, continue calls for new crisis response team

The emotions had been boiling up inside of Lena Harvey for a few days by the time she attended a vigil for Herman Whitfield...

Man who was ‘having a psychosis’ dies in police custody

A man who was having an apparent mental health crisis was killed April 25 after police used a stun gun and placed him in...

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