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Indianapolis leaders present crime-fighting plan

Indianapolis partners with federal law enforcement to curb crime

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The mayor and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department chief are putting their plan into motion to curb crime in the city.

At a Thursday news confererence, Mayor Joe Hogsett and IMPD Chief Randal Taylor addressed the violent start to the new year. Their goal is to target the people known for causing problems in their neighborhoods. The mayor and police chief said they will work with federal law enforcement to stop gun violence.

Hogsett said, “We all are committed to continuing to work together and helping one another make Indianapolis a safer and more peaceful and more prosperous community.

U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said, “Our targeting is to identify trigger pullers, to investigate trigger pullers and find a way to remove them from the streets.”

Minkler adds that one of their goals is to focus on the link between drugs and violence.

The IMPD chief says the partnership is a great resource for the city and he hopes to see a successful outcome.

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