Agency to begin collection in 2016
ANDERSON, Ind. -- The FBI wants to keep closer tabs on cases of animal cruelty.
Starting January 1, the agency says all police departments must report animal cruelty cases separate from other crimes.
Law enforcement officers hope the information will help them keep better tabs on offenders.
"There are some people who continue to move from place to place, and we're going to keep a closer check on these people," said Major Joey Cole, of the Madison County Sheriff's Office.
The information the FBI collects will begin being publicly available in 2017.
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One person was killed Tuesday morning when a semi crashed into an INDOT vehicle on I-65.
An inmate was found dead at the Marion County Jail Monday evening.
The child shot in the face Monday evening on the city's northwest side died at the hospital.
Sunny & comfortable through tomorrow. Storms return on Thursday
Indianapolis Public Schools officials plan to transform high schools into career academies starting in 2018.