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ITW: Guests include new IMPD chief, Rep. Carson

Posted at 8:22 PM, Dec 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-12 20:22:32-05

On Indianapolis This Week, guests include Rep. Andre Carson and Troy Riggs, who will take over as IMPD Chief in 2016.

Rep. Andre Carson joins us from Washington D.C. to discuss Donald Trump’s called for a 'complete shutdown' on Muslims entering the United States and the death threats he received.

"Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life," Trump said in the statement.

“I think that what most concerns me, Mr. Sanchez, is worried about those people who are fleeing countries where they don’t have a democracy, they’re running from dictators and they don’t have security. I’m worried about that average, every day citizen who is being discriminated against because of their religion or color," Carson says.

Congressman André Carson says he received a death threat in his Washington, D.C. office Monday – the same day he criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's plan to ban all Muslims from the country.

“I think that there have been candidates that are running for office, particularly running for president that I think are contributing to a very toxic and hostile environment. I’ve received threats since 2008 and the FBI has come in and trained the staff and thanks to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and Metro Police Department we have security very often," Rep. Carson says.

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Watch the full interview tomorrow on Indianapolis This Week at 8:30 a.m. and noon.

Plus, IMPD’s next police chief Troy Riggs joins us in studio to talk about his plans to handle crime in Indianapolis.

“I will tell you that the issues we face are bigger than the police department, it’s going to take the community to solve, but the police department’s going to be focused as well. So, you’ll see a renewed focus in our six areas and you’ll see that we are going to make sure that we have plenty of officers in those areas and offer some relief to citizens," Riggs says. 

Watch the full interview tomorrow on Indianapolis This Week at 8:30 a.m. and noon.

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Then, Indianapolis This Week goes on the road to Iowa as they prepare for the caucuses on February, 1, 2015.

“It is very, very serious business for Iowans and I’m very proud for Iowa voters that they do not take these responsibility lightly,” Judy Davidson said.

Watch the full interview tomorrow on Indianapolis This Week at 8:30 a.m. and noon.