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City marks 'Day of Progress' as far-east side of Indianapolis goes one year since a homicide

Posted at 5:40 PM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 17:41:17-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indy TenPoint Coalition and the Indiana Attorney General's office are calling Monday, June 17 'a day of progress,' as the evening will mark one year since a homicide has happened on Indianapolis' far-east side.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Lawrence Mayor Steve Collier, along with police chiefs from both cities, praised the efforts of the TenPoint Coalition. They say TenPoint's groundwork has been vital in bringing the two cities together, in the fight to reduce violent crime on the far-east side.

One woman, who lives in the area, says she has noticed a difference on her streets and is thankful for the efforts to improve the neighborhood she calls home.

"I'm so grateful for the Ten Point. They do an amazing job. Walking back and forth, they are courageous, they are very fearless because I could not do that myself," the local resident said. "They come out to the apartments, they feed the homeless, they come around with snacks for the kids, and they are just amazing people."

TenPoint says the official mark of one year with no homicides on the far-east side is at 10:30 p.m. on Monday.