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Online public survey from mayor looks at police oversight, complaint process

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — People are being asked to complete an online survey as the mayor’s Office of Audit and Performance reviews police oversight in the city.

The office’s review “includes an examination of the Citizens’ Police Complaint Board (CPCB), Citizens’ Police Complaint Office (CPCO), and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) and their respective roles in the oversight model,” according to the online survey.

A news release from Mark Bode, the mayor’s deputy communications director, said, “The survey invites residents to answer questions about existing awareness of the complaint process, the framework of the police oversight model, transparency, accountability, and community engagement. The City has partnered with dozens of community groups to distribute the survey link. It is accessible on mobile devices, and at public computers at Indianapolis Public Library branches. The survey is available in six languages: English, Spanish, Haitian, French, Arabic, and Burmese.”

The survey can be accessed online only at at The survey will be available through Oct. 4.

The survey is separate from a Public Safety Survey conducted earlier this summer, which is a component of the city’s partnership with the NYU Law Center to re-envision public safety, the news release said.

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