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Committee to review IMPD's response to protests

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 10:38:28-04

INDIANAPOLIS – An independent committee will study the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s response to the protests which took place in late May and early June, Mayor Joe Hogsett said Monday.

The Response Review Committee will be made up of the following three people, according to a release:

  • Deborah J. Daniels former U.S. Attorney and U.S. Assistant Attorney General; she has previously conducted an independent review of USA Gymnastics
  • Myra C. Selby, former associate justice of the Indiana Supreme Court; she chairs the Court’s Commission on Race and Gender Fairness
  • Dr. Sean L. Huddleston, president of Martin University; he has previously served as Vice President and Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer for the University of Indianapolis and on the advisory board for the Indiana Diversity Council.

The committee will review officers’ adherence to current policies and provide recommendations for potential changes. It will be independent from the city of Indianapolis, and IMPD has pledged transparency.

The results of the review are expected by the end of 2020.

“I want to thank the members of the RRC for their expert leadership in what will be an independent, comprehensive assessment of our law enforcement response during a crucial moment in our nation’s history,” Hogsett said. “This review will give our community a clearer understanding of the events that transpired at the start of this month, and will be a guiding document for tailoring law enforcement responses in the future.”