An Indianapolis man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for the 2018 fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in a bathtub at the gunman’s home.
Kids’ Voice, Child Advocates finding ways forward after shift of GAL/CASA contract
The fallout is continuing from Indianapolis’ decision to switch providers of CASA and guardian ad litem services.Read More
Colleagues, friends honor legacy of late Marion Co. Prosecutor Curry
Former Marion County Prosecutor Curry, 72, died June 29 after stepping down from elected office in 2019 due to a battle with prostate cancer. But even after nearly two years without him being at the helm, those who knew and worked for Curry say his philosophy still influences the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office today.Read More
Red flags on Indiana’s red flag law
A mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx Ground facility earlier this month that killed eight employees and wounded five raised questions about whether more could have been done under Indiana’s red flag law to prevent the gunman from obtaining additional weapons after he had a firearm removed from his possession just over a year before.Read More
Senior judge and former head of the Indiana Department of Child Services Mary Beth Bonaventura has been appointed judge pro tempore to fill a vacancy in Marion Superior Court 15, starting Feb. 7 and continuing until further order from the Indiana Supreme Court.
When Indianapolis’ Assessment and Intervention Center opened in December 2020, it did so in the middle of the construction site that has become the Community Justice Campus, during what was then the deadliest and most infectious month of the pandemic. Since then, the AIC, originally intended to divert low-level, nonviolent offenders from Marion County’s criminal justice apparatus, has conducted more than 1,700 assessments for Indianapolis residents struggling with mental health or substance abuse disorders.
A man has been sentenced to 110 years in prison for the fatal 2019 shootings of two people outside an Indianapolis strip club.
COA upholds disclosure of voting integrity docs, also orders secretary of state to pay appellate attorney fees
A nonprofit that secured judgment against the Indiana secretary of state after documents related to election security were withheld has also been awarded appellate attorney fees.
The Marion Circuit and Superior Courts are suspending all jury trials until the end of January because of the ongoing surge in COVID-19 illnesses, with nearly 100 court personnel testing positive for the coronavirus.
The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee has endorsed five criminal justice bills aimed at reducing violent crime.
Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears, a Democrat, filed his candidacy to retain his office Wednesday.
The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee has selected three finalists to be considered by the governor to fill a vacancy on the Marion Superior Court.
Law enforcement and city officials recently gave a tour of the new Marion County detention center. The relocation of inmates began Jan. 15, as two vans of detainees with police escorts made the trip to the new jail.
Embattled Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears now has a Republican challenger. Cyndi Carrasco, former deputy general counsel for Gov. Eric Holcomb, announced her campaign Thursday.
Marion County jail officials have started transferring inmates to a new $600 million jail and court complex on Indianapolis’ east side.
The Indiana Supreme Court has dismissed as moot a juvenile’s appeal challenging her placement at a residential treatment facility, doing away with an appellate decision it says may not correctly advise courts regarding competency-related treatment.
Courts in Marion County and at least two other Indiana counties are suspending jury trials and reinstituting some restrictions in response to the surge of COVID-19 cases that continues to rise across the state.
More than 50 years after the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, Marion County, Indiana’s highest populated and most racially diverse county, not only has a lower rate of homeownership than the rest of the state but has been experiencing a decline in homeownership driven by a drop in Blacks and Hispanics buying houses of their own, according to a report by the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana.
The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee will be interviewing 13 individuals, including six magistrates, two deputy prosecutors and a public defender, for the vacancy created by the impending resignation of Marion Superior Judge Mark Jones.
An Indianapolis man who described his offenses as “being in a truck with drugs and a gun” was unable to get his sentence reduced after the Court of Appeals of Indiana rejected his argument that his six-year enhancement for being a habitual offender was an impermissible double enhancement.
An Indianapolis man will not have his charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon dropped, as the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed his constitutional rights weren’t infringed upon when the state applied Indiana Code § 35-47-4-5 to his case.