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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...

Police reform revisited again?

In July 2017, I wrote about Indianapolis’s attempt to reform the police after the killing of Aaron Bailey.This piece could have been written yesterday....

I’m just sayin’: ‘There’s still work to do’

When the facts don’t tell the whole story, we need more of them.One truth is that the city has engaged in a robust police...

‘We’re just trying to get answers’: Fatal IMPD shooting captured on Facebook Live

There was a power vacuum on Michigan Road the night of May 6 as hundreds took to the streets to protest the police shooting...

Randal Taylor appointed as next IMPD chief

Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Randal Taylor will be the next chief of police for Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) during a press conference Dec....

IMPD chief to retire at end of year

Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Bryan Roach will retire from the agency at the end of the year.A 28-year veteran...

Youth are both optimistic and pessimistic about race relations

Recently, Saul Garcia, a 16-year-old student at Renaissance School in the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, approached a basketball court, only for a...

Black Americans and police have a fragile relationship. Who’s responsible for fixing it?

A video captured on Aug. 29 and spread on social media showed an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officer punch a 17-year-old outside of...

Honoring those who ‘make a difference’ in Indianapolis

Instead of focusing on role models hundreds or thousands of miles away, the summer camp at Freetown Village connects Black youth with positive Black...
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