October 19, 2021

Indianapolis residents embrace new police technology

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — City leaders and IMPD officers announced a new plan to spend millions of dollars to add more cameras and license plate readers around the city, and test a new gunshot detection system.

“This is a force multiplier,” IMPD Asst. Chief Chris Bailey said. “Some people say some studies show one camera can replace four officers because it’s always there. It’s always watching something.”

So far, the locations for new cameras have not yet been determined.

“These tools will bring down crime in Indianapolis, and that’s what we’re looking for,” said IMPD Chief Randal Taylor.

We spoke to residents from east side to west about the technology enhancements for the department. Some told us they welcome the cameras in their communities, especially if it increases their chances of getting justice.

Della Brown, an east side resident, tells…

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