Indy Politics talks to State Senator Jack Sandlin about his proposed legislation that would take control of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department away from the Mayor.
Sandlin (R-Indianapolis) and Scott Baldwin (R-Noblesville) recently filed a bill that would create a five-member state board to oversee the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).
The five-member board would provide a new level of governance and civilian oversight for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department while reducing political influences. The board would work to adopt, amend and enforce municipal ordinances, resolutions, and rules pertaining to the administration of IMPD; serve as the merit board for the department; and appoint the police chief, who would be the authority to operate the department. The board would consist of the mayor of Indianapolis and four members appointed by the governor.
You can hear Sandlin in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.
It runs for about 10 minutes.