Shock. anger, disgust, disappointment. That’s just some of the reactions of Indianapolis Black community leaders and Afternoons with Amos listeners to the bombshell announcement of more scandal and malfeasance in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.  IMPD Chief Paul Ciesielski has been forced to resign. The head of the Department’s internal affairs division has been placed […]

Indianapolis Police Chief Paul Ciesielski talked frankly about the March 17th shooting of five teens, aged fourteen to seventeen on the Downtown Canal. Appearing on Afternoons with Amos, Chief Ciesielski updated listeners on the investigation. The Chief also talked about a “new police strategy” of focusing manpower on various crime “hot spots” throughout the city. […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 2 Minutes. IMPD Chief Paul Ciesielski talks about the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Merit Board’s six-to-one decision to return to duty Officer Jerry Piland, who was charged with using excessive force and violating department rules in the beating of Brandon Johnson.Hear the Chief’s entire statement on the matter above.

Audio Included in Post. Runs 28 Minutes. ©2010 WTLC/Radio One. The crisis enveloping the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department continues. On Afternoons with Amos, veteran WXIN/Fox 59 reporter Russ McQuade and City-County Councilors Joanne Sanders and William “Duke” Oliver talked about the latest developments. McQuade broke the story that demoted IMPD Assistant Chief Darryl Pierce had […]

Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi has been forced to throw out several charges against that IMPD officer charged with drunk driving that resulted in the death of one motorcyclists and the serious injury to two others.  The reason? IMPD failed to follow procedures spelled out in state law for how blood alcohol tests are to […]

Here are the statements of Indianapolis Police and the Family of Brandon Johnson released today (June 10th) in the wake of the announcement that one police officer will be fired for using excessive force against Brandon Johnson last month. The Official Press Release from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Deparatment on the results of their Internal […]

The Indianapolis Black community will react to the results of IMPD’s internal investigation into the alleged beating of Brandon Johnson on Thursday’s (June 10th) Afternoons with Amos program. Indianapolis Public Safety Director Dr. Frank Straub and Police Chief Paul Ciesielski will explain the report’s findings at the program’s start at 1pm. They will take calls […]