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IMPD officer indicted for excessive force in 2021 Monument Circle incident

A federal grand jury indicted Indianapolis police officer Sgt. Eric Huxley for violating the civil rights of a Black man during an arrest on Monument Circle in September 2021.

It’s that haunted time of year again: Trick-or-treat night and Halloween safety tips

With the help of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indianapolis Fire Department and Indiana Department of Homeland Security, we’ve put together a list of some things parents should keep in mind before the sun sets on Oct. 31.

City announces 2nd round of grants to address violence

Fifty organizations will receive more than $8.6 million in grants to address root causes of violent crime by investing in mental health resources and...

City settles nearly decadelong dispute with Towne & Terrace Corp, pledges to help residents

The city of Indianapolis announced an end to an almost decade-long legal battle with Towne & Terrace Corp., a nonprofit that owns neglected condominiums on the city’s far east side. (Photo/ Jayden Kennett)

Indianapolis police officers file lawsuit alleging they were retaliated against after reporting sergeant

Two Indianapolis police officers filed a lawsuit against the department and its chief, alleging they were retaliated against after reporting their sergeant, who is accused of stomping on a handcuffed man’s face on Monument Circle last year.

To understand the real toll of gun violence, look to survivors and their families

When DeAndra Yates-Dycus got a phone call that her seventh grader was shot, she rushed to the hospital, frantic, hoping she wouldn’t be asked...

City, organizers emphasize need for community input with new crisis response team

Details about a pilot for the city’s new clinician-led crisis response team won’t be released until closer to its launch early next year, but...

Agreement keeps water on at 4 city apartments, tenants are ‘hoping for the best’ 

With more than 18 months of unpaid utility bills, more than two dozen water shut-off notices and 20 payment arrangements, an agreement with JPC...

Mental health the focus of budget hearing for public safety agencies 

Public safety officials laid out their plans for making mental health a priority in 2023 during a city-county council committee budget hearing Aug. 31. That...

‘It takes a lot of energy and will’: Parents of Herman Whitfield III open up about son’s in-custody death 

For Gladys Whitfield, continuing to get in front of people and share this painful story is a responsibility. She and her husband, Herman Whitfield...

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