Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett is making fighting crime a key part of his campaign for a third term, but a portion of his recently announced crime-fighting plan has led to renewed criticism of Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears.
Web Exclusive: Prosecutors look to local budgets for solutions to staffing issues
For prosecutors in the state, when budget season comes around, it means looking at caseloads and determining if they need to make requests for more funding. Usually, the answer is yes.Read More
‘They’re helping out’: Prosecutors’ offices hosting clinics for expungements, license suspensions
A line of people formed at Lucas Oil Stadium on a recent Tuesday morning, well before the doors to the stadium opened for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office’s Second Chance Workshop. Other prosecutor’s offices are doing similar work.Read More
‘I’m living like I died before’: Inside the fight to exonerate Leon Benson
A letter from a stranger in Philadelphia kicked off a series of events that freed Leon Benson.Read More
‘Blanket’ refusal, blanket solution? ‘Noncompliant prosecutor’ bills likely returning in 2023 session
At the conclusion of the 60-minute meeting at the Indiana Statehouse, members of the Prosecutorial Oversight Task Force reached no consensus on how to handle prosecutors who “blanketly” refuse to prosecute certain crimes.Read More
A state employee working for one of Indiana’s executive branch agencies misreported 250 hours of work time, costing the agency more than $7,000 in overpaid wages, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General published Friday .
A man convicted of four counts of murder and other charges in the fatal Indianapolis shootings of three young men and a young woman was sentenced Friday to 240 years in prison.
Indiana legislation aimed at preventing county prosecutors from refusing to enforce certain laws appears to be dead for this year.
Two men convicted of murder and other charges in the fatal Indianapolis shootings of three young men and a young woman were both sentenced Friday to 220 years in prison.
Three Indianapolis men have been convicted of murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of three young men and a young woman found slain in a ransacked Indianapolis apartment, a prosecutor said Friday.
Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears has announced what legislation he is watching during the 2023 session, highlighting bills on animal cruelty, abortion, machine guns and more.
Marion Co. Prosecutor’s Office relaunches ‘Good Faith Initiative’ for driver’s license reinstatement
Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears announced Wednesday the relaunch of the Good Faith Initiative, giving a “fresh start” to noncustodial parents whose drivers licenses have been suspended.
A former Indiana Department of Correction worker faces a potential sentence of 100 years under a deal in which she agreed to plead guilty to two counts of murder for a knife attack two years ago in which two people were killed and a third was wounded.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers and justice system leaders that assembled on Thursday to consider how best to address county prosecutors with “blanket” nonprosecution policies agreed that handing authority to Indiana’s attorney general isn’t the route to go.
Democratic Prosecutor Ryan Mears held off a spirited challenge from Republican opponent Cyndi Carrasco in one of Marion County’s most watched races.
Marion County voters will have a distinct choice to make for prosecutor when they go to the polls on Nov. 8. Democratic Prosecutor Ryan Mears and Republican challenger Cyndi Carrasco couldn’t be further apart on some key issues.
Republican Cyndi Carrasco outraised and outspent incumbent Ryan Mears in the third quarter in their race for Marion County prosecutor, according to the latest financial reports released Friday.
The gunman convicted of battery in a 2019 early-morning shooting that involved four Indiana judicial officers will serve eight years in prison.
Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears and Republican challenger Cyndi Carrasco Sharp sparred over his decision not to prosecute low-level marijuana possession and policies related to Indiana’s near-total abortion ban.
In a political panel at Castleton United Methodist Church on Tuesday evening, the two candidates for Marion County prosecutor clashed over how the office should be run.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has notched a victory in his fight against the Marion County prosecutor, with the Monroe Circuit Court agreeing the state’s top lawyer can represent the defendants in the lawsuit challenging the state’s new abortion law.
In a battle that has broken out in one of Indiana’s abortion lawsuits, Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears is asserting Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is overstepping his authority and making allegations about the quality of work of the AG’s office.
In the lawsuit attempting to block Indiana’s new abortion ban, a separate dispute is erupting between the Indiana Attorney General and the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office over the authority to hire outside counsel.