STATEMENT ON VIOLENT WEEKEND FROM INDY FOP
Once again, Indiana’s Capital City experienced one of the most violent weekends to date this calendar year.
Multiple people were shot, stabbed and killed. These are human lives impacted, not stats to be tabulated.
Indianapolis residents and officers are stuck in the middle of this violence.
Our Indy FOP is greatly troubled by the lack of visibility by any elected or appointed leaders in response to these tragedies.
Indy’s Mayor, Prosecutor, Council President must legitimately engage on these issues (in real-time).
Simply talking about root causes means nothing to those in the middle of the violence, those losing their lives and the families that are being destroyed right now.
Leaders must act and outline their plan to intervene and triage this situation now.
Intervention and Prevention efforts must both happen together in real-time.
We need Actions Over Words. Victims deserve better…Officers and Detectives risking their lives in the neighborhoods deserve better…Indiana’s Capital City deserves better.
Rick Snyder, President
FOP Statement on Charges Announced by Marion County Prosecutor
Updated On: Aug 12, 2020
“Our collective membership learned of the charges announced by the Marion County Prosecutor.
We recognize the Grand Jury process and the role of the Prosecutor in selecting what evidence is presented to them for review.
We look forward to a full, fair and public airing of all of the facts and circumstances surrounding the events in question.
While officers prefer to avoid any use of force, we fully recognize the requirement to safely and swiftly effectuate the lawful arrest of individuals when called upon to do so, especially during tense and rapidly evolving events.
Therefore, we welcome a robust review of these allegations and have confidence in the process.
In the meantime, we appreciate the continued support of residents for our city's law enforcement officers as they continue to faithfully serve during these challenging and uncertain times.”