Indy News: Violence Erupts At 16-Year-Old’s Funeral; City Leaders To Review Violence Reduction Plan

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impdCity Leaders Will Announce Revised Violence Reduction Plan

Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite and other city leaders will announce a review of their summer violence reduction plan this afternoon.

City leaders unveiled the community-wide initiative to fight and reduce crime in early June. Since then, the city has seen several violent incidents, including deadly shootings.

Although overall crime is down, At this time last year, there were 46 murders in Indianapolis. So far in 2013, there have been 68.

And During this weekend’s Indiana Black Expo, IMPD and The Ten Point Coalition is doubling the number of patrols, by request from IBE leaders.

 

Woman Arrested For Having Child Take Nude Photos Of Her

A Terre Haute woman is accused of having a child take nude photos of he, that she would then send to her boyfriend in jail.

The Tribune-Star reports that 30 year old Jodi Roberts, has been charged with performance before a minor that is harmful to minors.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Roberts had a child under age 13 take nude or semi-nude photos of her.

A judge ordered her held on $10,000 cash only bond at the Vigo County Jail.

She is due back in court Wednesday.

 

Water Levels Full This Summer

What a difference a year makes, as Citizens Energy Group reports that water levels in Indianapolis are currently full, compared to last year when water levels were at record lows.

You’ll remember A severe drought and high heat prompted the restrictions on water use.

In spite of the replenished water levels, Citizens said you should still look to conserve the natural resource. This week as temperatures rose, water usage increased by 13 million gallons from Sunday to Monday.

And as for the lawn, inch of water per week will keep the grass alive, so Watering twice a week with a hose would be plenty.

 

Violence Erupts At 16-Year-Old’s Funeral

Every available North District officer was called to a northeast side funeral yesterday after a mass disturbance that disrupted the funeral service of a 16-year-old fatally shot last week, WRTV Reporter Jack Rinehart reports.

Metro police were already at the funeral of James Johnson, who was gunned down last Tuesday on the playground of the Hawthorne Place apartments.

Several fights broke out in the Funeral Home parking lot on East 38th Street.

People in attendance said there were members of at least three gangs present.

Hundreds of youth were escorted off the property and even more were told not to go to the cemetery, where Police then had to break up another fight.

Police have not arrested anyone for the murder.

 

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