Bringing Indianapolis crime below management will take up the entire neighborhood, activist says – WISH-TV | Indianapolis Information | Indiana climate
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Police have reported to the community multiple times in the past 24 hours that someone who witnessed this incident has the key to bringing in a suspect.
Antonio Patton is among those who hope someone will get in touch. He spent most of Friday with the family of Day’Shawn Bills, a 12-year-old boy who was shot and killed early Thursday morning and died in a hospital on Friday afternoon.
“There is no dry eye in the family. The mood is gloomy. It’s a family that wishes they were in a bad dream and could all wake up, ”Patton said.
Patton warns that as we near warmer weather, he and other community workers expect crime to rise. He says we should check out the city when we get out of a pandemic.
“If no one is supposed to be outside, no one should move, and we’re setting record pandemic homicide rates, mind-boggling, mind-boggling and it’s not even hot. We’re not in summer, ”said Patton.
With 25 years of experience on the streets of Indianapolis, Patton told me that one of the keys to bringing crime under control is getting everyone to take responsibility.
“We’re going to slow it down when all these men who live in this city – these neighbors and these communities – say enough is enough and they are willing to take the time to realize that not every child is two Has. Said Patton.
On Friday morning, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced a new Community Relations Council to improve overall communication with the department and community. The mayor also said he was focused on increasing the size and diversity of the police department.