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IMPD, public officials make All-Star Weekend safety announcements

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Feb 12, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-12 17:48:50-05

INDIANAPOLIS —Inside an Airbnb in Broad Ripple, Kind Butler is getting ready for NBA All Star weekend.

"We have 30 properties between Zionsville, Broad Ripple, and Downtown," Butler said.

Butler and his brother are the owners of Butler Villa. He tells WRTV from the moment the NBA All Star game was announced in the Circle City, his units were booked up.

"Only people who have reviews can book our place. They have to have good reviews, a picture ID, and some type of verification," Butler said.

He like many others have safety on the top of their mind for All Star Weekend.

"We do have cameras in front of the front door, there are also sound systems in here so if it gets too loud we are notified but that's only if it's like a raging party that it will notify us," Butler said.

On Monday morning, city and county leaders held a joint press conference to discuss safety and security measures being put in place for NBA All-Star Weekend 2024.


During the conference, officials discussed altered traffic patterns, Mile Square preparations, fan communications and other important details needed for a successful event.

"We are prepared for what may come our way. We are also looking at events and parties outside the downtown area… this is more than a typical weekend here," IMPD Chief Bailey said.

IMPD said it's going to rely on its officers working overtime, it's dozens of public safety cameras, the use of drones to patrol the Circle City, and citizens to do their part.

"We need our community to be our eyes and ears, so if they see something getting out of control..large house party, something they might not be used, give us a call," Chief Bailey added.

It's those plans in place that people like Butler hope others follow to make sure those coming to the city this weekend stay safe.

"Just have fun. Stay safe. Stay vigilant and just try not to mess up anyone's Airbnb's," he said.