Indianapolis, Indy – City officials and IMPD officials have announced a new plan to spend millions of dollars to add more cameras and billboards to the city and test a new detection system.
IMPD Asst “This is a power multiplier. Chief Chris Bailey said. “Some people suggest that one camera can replace four officers because it is always there. He always sees something. ”
Space for new cameras has not yet been determined.
“These devices are a crime in Indianapolis, and that’s what we want,” said Randall Taylor, IMPD chief executive.
We spoke to residents from East to West about the department’s technological improvements. Some have told us that they accept the cameras in their communities, especially if it increases their chances of getting justice.
Dela Brown, a resident of the East, tells us that her brother was stabbed several times in the 10th and rural areas.
“If they had cameras, we could have identified those individuals and shut them down,” Brown said.
Community member and advocate Ron GA hopes that cameras will prevent hitting and running or help solve these crimes.
“A lot of people have lost their lives, they’ve killed their loved ones on the street, they’ve killed them, so if we have a camera for those reasons, I’m definitely there,” he said.
The city now has about two dozen typewriter readers around the community. However, it will pay for additional LPRs, hundreds of additional public safety cameras, and a gun search technology test program from the U.S. Rescue Plan.
“We are not involved in any of these new initiatives, but we can see how important they are and how they can work,” said Henry Garrett, president of the Howville Strong Neighborhood Association.
Jither Ward, a longtime business owner of Gaither and Howville, hopes the new technology will remain in their community.
“People here are tired,” Ward said. “They want to reclaim their surroundings; They shout and they mean. ”
Complex violence is only one part of the solution. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
“We’ve had a lot of shootings over the weekend,” Gay said. “Unity in the city. We call for a 72-hour moratorium on violence. ”
Ceasefire Weekend Halloween weekend, October 29-31. Organizers planned several demonstrations, neighborhood clean-ups, and other activities.
For more information, contact Dela Brown at 317-350-3006 and Ron Gene at 317-778-1694.