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Thursday, July 18, 2024



Accidental shootings on the rise; Children most vulnerable

On the steps of a home on North Kealing Avenue sits a memorial full of toys and stuffed animals. A small pair of orange and black Nikes sit in the middle of the memorial to commemorate the life of 5-year-old Hakiem Scott.

Indianapolis witnesses nearly a dozen shootings over the weekend 

A total of 22 people were shot in different incidents over a three-day period this weekend in Indianapolis. IMPD has confirmed one homicide and that many other victims are in critical condition.   It was the hundredth homicide in the city this year.

IMPD hosting free teen academy program

For a second year, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Community Engagement and Outreach Bureau will host a free academy program for middle school students.  Youth...

‘Randy got shot!’: IMPD’s efforts to serve justice and healing

Charita Hinkle had just gotten out of the tub when she noticed multiple missed calls from her niece, Audrikka Burr. Hinkle called her back: “Auntie Rita, Randy got shot!” Burr screamed through the phone. Randy is Hinkle’s son.

Man accused of killing IMPD officer seeks insanity plea

The man accused of killing IMPD officer Breann Leath is now seeking an insanity defense after a judge ruled he could face the death penalty.

Hogsett announces next phase of anti-violence plan, calls for change in state law 

Mayor Joe Hogsett announced three new initiatives to reduce gun violence in the city while calling on state, local and federal officials to help...

City announced mental health crisis response team

Starting in July, there will be a Clinician-Led Community Response program which will respond to nonviolent mental health 911 calls. This program is intended...

‘They’re not going to kill him, are they?’ mother of Herman Whitfield III asked police 

Gladys Whitfield, the mother of Herman Whitfield III, asked officers if they were going to kill her son minutes after they arrived for an...

IMPD shoots man apparently sleeping in grandma’s driveway; listed in stable condition

A man is in stable condition after being shot by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers while sleeping in his car in his grandmother’s driveway...

IMPD must release complete body cam footage for Herman Whitfield III by Jan. 3

A federal judge has ordered Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department to release the complete body camera footage from the in-custody death of Herman Whitfield III...
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