Another shooting by a teen in outside Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis, plus fights inside the mall, on a night when downtown was jammed with thousands of persons and families attending events, has caused anger and concern in the community. IMPD Chief Rick Hite appeared on Afternoons with Amos Monday to update the community on exactly what happened Saturday night (Jan 26th) both outside and inside Circle Centre Mall. Chief Hite was joined by the number two executive in the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Chief Eva Talley-Sanders to talk about the role both IMPD and the Sheriff played in the latest downtown incidents. Both Chief Hite and Chief Talley-Sanders talked about the importance of greater cooperation between the Mall, law enforcement and parents and the community. Chief Hite said IMPD presence will be beefed up, but that work needs to be done not just downtown, but out “in the communities” to reduce violence. Members of the Ten Point Coalition, whose members were out on the downtown streets last Saturday during the violence also shared their views, along with Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. Simon Malls was invited to appear but they didn’t respond to the invitation. Listen to solutions from Chief Hite, Chief Talley-Sanders and the folks from Ten Point, along with listeners. Click To Hear The Full Discussion. Runs 46 Minutes ©2013 WTLC/Radio One.
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