• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Protests turn to rage

    Peaceful protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd on the last weekend in May in downtown Indianapolis turned violent with police launching tear gas and protesters vandalizing and destroying businesses. Windows were shattered, stores were looted, fires were set and graffiti was spray-painted everywhere. Protests took place across the state including in Evansville, Jeffersonville Fort Wayne, Hammond, Michigan City, South Bend, and Lafayette.

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Articles

PETA: 22 big cats taken from Charlestown zoo; all animals out

An animal advocacy organization said Friday afternoon it had assisted in the removal of 22 big cats, completing an animal-removal operation from a now-defunct Charlestown zoo. The removal came with the assistance of federal marshals after the zoo’s fugitive owner had made threats of violence and defied court orders.

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Jeffersonville library showcases jail inmates’ ‘Art of Recovery’

For Angela Jackson, a woman incarcerated in the Clark County Jail on drug charges, creating art is a form of meditation that stills her mind. She’s one of about 15 people from the jail with art on display at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library through the end of the month in a series titled “Unchained: Art of Recovery from the Clark County Jail.”

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State police probe jail death of woman held in isolation

State police are investigating the death of a mother of four who was found unresponsive last weekend in a cell at a northeastern Indiana jail where she was being held in isolation. She died after spending several days in jail after she was arrested on a warrant on a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge, online court records show.

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