Indiana’s top cop on solutions for crime in the capital city

(FOX59/CBS4) — “IMPD is tired,” said Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter.

And that has him concerned.

“I would say what we’re seeing right now is unprecedented,” he continued.

Carter was talking about the level of violence in Indianapolis and around the state. In the capital of Indiana, homicides are on pace this year to be greater than or equal to 2020-2022, the worst years in the history of Indianapolis.

“When I’m traveling through and engaging with people at our posts and in cities and towns in the state, they’re paying attention to Indianapolis,” Carter said. “And they’re afraid of it.”

As an example, the ISP Superintendent pointed to a recent trio of weekend shootings .

“100 rounds were fired in Broad Ripple,” he said. “And not a whole high coverage because we’ve gotten numb to it.”

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The shootings happened on May 5-7, leaving residents in the popular city neighborhood shaken. Additional officers and license plate reader technology were brought into the area.

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