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ISP Superintendent Doug Carter responds to protests challenging policing policies

Posted at 10:23 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 22:01:24-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The protests we've seen for days have been demanding a review of police policies, especially the use of force protocols.

The protests have drawn thousands of Hoosiers statewide from the cities to the suburbs. The people involved have been a cross-section of ethnicities and ages.

RTV6 had a chance to Zoom with the Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter, where he weighed in on the talk of diverting dollars from the police.

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Carter says there is certainly a need to "review training curriculum," and money should be going into communities "without hope" but says disbanding police is just "political rhetoric."

Carter, who is the chair of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, says talks about improving training have been in the works for months.

Carter says he's not in favor of body cameras because the current technology is not always reliable. He is, however, in support of dash cameras for all state police trooper vehicles.

When asked what "Black Lives Matter" means to him, Carter said, "They are right, they do matter."

In the video below, you can watch and hear ISP Superintendent Carter's full response.

Full interview with ISP Supt. Doug Carter