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Homelessness down 9%, but African Americans still overrepresented in annual count

Black families represent 82% of families with minor children experiencing homelessness, according to the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP). “Particularly black female-led households...

Herman Whitfield III’s death ruled a homicide

The in-custody death of Herman Whitfield III was ruled a homicide by the Maron County Coroner’s Office. The coroner's autopsy report was provided by...

Police: 3 people and gunman dead in Indiana mall shooting

By MICHAEL CONROY Associated Press GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Three people were fatally shot and two were injured, including a 12-year-old girl, at an Indiana...

Police release body cam footage of Herman Whitfield III’s in-custody death

Police released the 911 call and body camera footage from the incident that left Herman Whitfield III dead after an apparent mental health crisis...

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...

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