A Marion County man’s resisting arrest conviction for refusing to remove his hands from his pockets presented legitimate questions about the element of force required for such a crime, the Indiana Court of Appeals observed in a Thursday reversal.
AG Barr in Indianapolis discusses efforts to reduce violent crime
The last time William Barr was attorney general of the United States, violent crime in the nation was at an all-time high. And now, after years of decline, the year of COVID has created another surge. The nation’s top law enforcement official stopped in Indianapolis on Thursday to address crime-fighting strategies.Read More
2 Indianapolis officers charged with battery in protesters’ arrests
A grand jury indicted two Indianapolis police officers on battery and other charges after an investigation into allegations that they used excessive force while arresting demonstrators at a May protest over the death of George Floyd, Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears announced Wednesday.
Indy Lawyers for Black Lives’ ‘call to action’ brings solidarity
Eyes and ears of those gathered on the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law lawn Friday were trained on members of the Indianapolis legal community calling for action to push for racial equality.Read More
Lawsuit challenges IMPD actions against protesters
Indy 10 Black Lives Matter and the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana have sued the city of Indianapolis, seeking to end the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s use of chemical weapons and projectiles against protesters.Read More
A 20-year-old man has died three days after he rammed his head into an Evansville police car as officers were taking him into custody following a disturbance at a gathering, authorities said.
Police arrested two men in connection with a shooting at an off-campus party in September that killed an 18-year-old Indiana State University student and wounded two other people.
Police in southeastern Indiana shot and killed a man who fired gunshots at them during a nearly four-hour standoff, state police said.
Hate crimes in the United States rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting that data in the early 1990s, according to an FBI report released Monday.
Attorneys for the family of a 21-year-old Black man who was shot and killed in May by an Indianapolis police officer blasted the investigation on Saturday, saying a more thorough one could have led the grand jury to return a criminal indictment against the officer.
A Chicago man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in a Gary alley.
Michigan City’s mayor has fired his fire chief and deputy fire chief after an off-duty incident now under investigation by the Indiana State Police.
A grand jury has declined to indict an Indianapolis police officer who fatally shot a man in May during a foot chase after police said the 21-year-old exchanged gunfire with the officer.
Evansville police officers fatally shot an armed man Sunday night in the southwestern Indiana city after police said the man failed to comply with officers’ orders.
A man who helped organize rallies in southwestern Indiana during a nationwide reckoning on racial injustice will be sentenced this week after pleading guilty to threatening the lives of city officials and police officers.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has reaffirmed its previous ruling that upheld suppression of statements made to police in a child molesting case after granting a request for rehearing by the state.
Indiana has received more than $5 million in federal funding to combat violent crime, including money designated for curbing crime in Indianapolis, where annual homicides have reached record levels.
A 68-year-old from southwest Indiana man is dead after being struck by a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle, according to Indiana State Police.
Democratic Indiana attorney general candidate Jonathan Weinzapfel is calling for the full legalization of marijuana in Indiana, saying the time has come for the state to take a “common sense” approach to the substance.
An 8-year-old northwest Indiana girl has died days after she was shot in the head by stray gunfire as she did her homework, authorities said. No suspects are in custody and anyone that might have information about the shooting should contact the authorities.
Indianapolis police officers will not deploy tear gas or use similar acts of force against peaceful protestors or those engaging in passive resistance during a protest, pursuant to a new settlement between the police and a local Black Lives Matter organization.
A white former South Bend police officer whose fatal shooting of a Black man roiled then-Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a charge stemming from an on-duty sexual encounter he had a month before that shooting.
Indianapolis has reached a grim milestone with the city’s 200th homicide of the year, reports said.
Indiana Supreme Court justices have suspended a Crown Point attorney and ordered her to JLAP services after she was found driving recklessly and asleep behind the wheel before struggling with and spitting on an officer.