Committee OKs plan to hire hundreds more officers for Indianapolis police

INDIANAPOLIS - Committee members approved a plan Monday night to bring on some 450 new police officers to the Indianapolis force over the next several years.

A special committee of the Indianapolis City-County Council met Monday night to vote on the plan, which would hire the roughly 450 new officers over the next 6 years.

Committee leaders will now meet with the mayor, and the proposal will then go to the full City-County Council.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard issued this statement after the vote:

"For three consecutive years, I have asked the City-County Council to provide more funding to hire additional IMPD officers, but they have refused. I will give serious thought to any proposal that emerges from the Council process."

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