Black veterans pursue demands after meeting with Hogsett about police brutality

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis chapter of the National Association for Black Veterans is looking for help to bring peace to the city.

The group, known as NABVETS, met with Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett with concerns about police shootings and police brutality.

On Sunday, the group held a recruitment rally and also took the opportunity to update the group on how Hogsett responded to their meeting.

The veterans group said what they received from the mayor’s office fell short of addressing their concerns and demands and they would continue working to pursue their agenda.

“One of the things (where) we have an issue with the city is the lack of transparency, and so we definitely want to be transparent with the community and those who are concerned,” said Dave Rozzell, the association’s public relations director.

The group says as veterans, they’ve experienced life-threatening situations and believe IMPD officers have used unnecessary force against people who posed no threat on too many occasions.