Indianapolis city officials, police and community groups say this summer’s anti-crime plan will be different than those in the past.
At a news conference today, Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett, along with IMPD Chief Bryan Roach and several community leaders said the plan to reach out to youth who might be at risk would be a long-term project.
The city announced a June 17 youth summit along with a public service information campaign to get the community to work with law enforcement, especially in crime-ridden areas.
Chief Roach told Indy Politics that unlike past efforts which tended to center around one or two events, this effort would be for the long haul and also part of the city’s long-term efforts to address violent crime, particularly non-fatal shootings.
As of June 6, Indianapolis has seen 54 murders, the same as this time last year. However, non fatal shootings have dropped. So far 153 non-fatal shootings have been recorded as opposed to 212 at the same time in 2016.
You can hear the Mayor, Chief Roach as well as the other participants in today’s news conference in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.