Members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus say their 2019 legislative agenda will help Indianapolis tackle its record-breaking murder rates by providing a holistic approach to addressing crime and violence.
At a news conference this morning, lawmakers said their efforts to increase teacher pay, pass a hate crimes law, allow more Hoosiers to get back their drivers licenses and studying gun-related violence will all benefit the city in the long run.
According to IMPD, Indianapolis had 158 murders last year, the most in its history. African-Americans are about 27 percent of the population but were 80 percent of this year’s murder victims.
You can hear the caucus in the Leon-Tailored Audio above. It runs about 20 minutes.