UPDATED WITH INTERVIEW WITH FOP PRESIDENT RICK SNYDER: In a surprise move that has angered members of the Indianapolis City-County Council, police officers and the public, Mayor Greg Ballard surprisingly vetoed a just passed ordinance that would have spent $4.7 million dollars on needed equipment for IMPD officers and needed repairs to IMPD facilities. The […]

Indianapolis/Marion County residents began paying with their first paychecks of 2015 additional county income tax as part of an increase in the Public Safety Tax.  It was increased after community outcry for more police in the wake of 2014’s sharp increase in homicides and other serious crimes.  The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) was one […]

In another effort to insure that YOUR LIFE MATTERS Council Democrats and the Fraternal Order of Police came together in a new proposal that could help reduce crime and revitalize Indianapolis neighborhoods by bringing vacant properties and empty lots back to life and provide rent-free homes for public safety officers, including IMPD Officers and Sheriff’s […]

No matter what major city, big city crime increases, spikes during the summer months.  Knowing that and with fewer police officers than in recent years, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has a serious task.  IMPD Chief Rick Hite appeared Friday on Amos & Abdul, which airs Friday’s in the Afternoons with Amos time period.  Chief […]

The City of Indianapolis has settled a Federal civil lawsuit brought by Brandon Johnson the Indianapolis teen beaten by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officers three years ago.  The settlement was reached last week in a Federal Court nearly three years after Johnson was beaten severely around the face in an altercation with police that angered many […]

In an historic first time broadcast, AM1310 TheLight WTLC and Afternoons with Amos broadcast live from inside an Indianapolis Police Station. The program broadcast live from the Department of Public Safety’s new Regional Operations Center which is located in the old Eastgate Shopping Center.  The facility was opened just before last year’s Super Bowl and […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 49 Minutes. Audio ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Public Safety Director Dr. Frank Straub strongly defended the controversial raid on Brandon Johnson’s home. Speaking on Afternoons with Amos, Straub admitted he knew about the raid “a week before” it occurred. Pressed by angry listeners, Straub refused to provide much more details about […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 53 Minutes. Audio ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. The community weighed in on Afternoons with Amos with plenty of opinions on the IMPD’s raid on Brandon Johnson’s home. Twelve IMPD officers serving a warrant on Brandon’s brother arrested Brandon Johnson and his two brothers last week. The raid has created swirling questions […]

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 […]

The Rev. Al Sharpton will address the Indianapolis community’s concern about police excessive force at a citywide worship service and rally in Indianapolis Sunday, July 11th. The service and rally will be at Eastern Star Church, 5750 E 30th Street at 7pm. Rev. Sharpton was invited to Indianapolis by the Black religious and other leaders […]

Audio Included in Post. Audio©2009 WTLC/Radio One. On Afternoons with Amos, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Michael Spears talked about those alleged robbers who crashed their Jeep into a day care center. Chief  Spears also talked about crime trends and whether he could be the next Public Safety Director of Marion County.