BRAG Hosts Meeting to Discuss Crime in Area

North East Indianapolis Public Meeting Agenda

Action Plan to Combat Crime

On February 6, 2020, BRAG held a public meeting as part of an effort to look at what appears to be an upward crime trend that North East Indy has seen over the past few months. The Indianapolis Metro PD, Northeast Indy City/County Council Members Dan Boots and Ethan Evans discussed the current situation and suggested solutions from their prospective. Mayor Hogsett’s Neighborhood Advocate for North Indy, Natalie VanDongen and approximately 200 area residents participated, discussed their concerns and made suggestions.

Mark Flanary, BRAG’s Executive Director, opened the meeting and serve as moderator for the evening. The objectives for this meeting were to:

  • Provide residents a snapshot of crime in our area, based on the actual data.

  • Provide you the opportunity to hear the information about the robbery at the Subway on Shadeland. Not having accurate information following a violent crime tends to cause the rumor mill to circulate inaccurate information. (This is an active investigation so some details could not be discussed.)

  • Provide those in attendance suggestions on how to reduce the likelihood they would become a victim of a crime.

We want to thank Castleton United Methodist Church allowing us to use their facility for this public forum. This Feb. 6th meeting was oriented towards area residents. In the coming weeks BRAG and /or the IMPD will hold additional meetings with business leaders looking at crime issues and suggested prevention measures. Other meetings are being planned to start and improve area residential crime watch groups.


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