Indianapolis set to move more police to streets

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

INDIANAPOLIS The city of Indianapolis is set to announce a plan to put more police officers on the streets to deal with a spike in violence.

A news release Sunday said Mayor Greg Ballard, Police Chief Rick Hite and Public Safety Director Troy Riggs will announce the plan Monday morning.

Mayoral spokesman Marc Lotter tells The Indianapolis Star the plan will put about 100 more officers on the streets. He says the shift is part of an internal reorganization.

The Star says the city recorded 16 homicides in June, and a 16-year-old boy died after being shot outside downtown's Circle Centre mall following a Fourth of July fireworks show Thursday.

Ballard last month vetoed a City-County Council measure to shift $6 million in funds to hire more police officers.

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