GARY, Ind. - The city of Gary has a new police chief and a new initiative to fight violent crime in the wake of what Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson describes as "heinous crimes" over the past two months.
Larry McKinley was promoted from deputy chief to chief on Monday, replacing Wade Ingram. Freeman-Wilson says Ingram resigned Wednesday after two years in the post, but the resignation wasn't announced until Monday.
McKinley is a 15-year veteran of the department and says he wants to address morale. He says officers will be given a salary bonus and the city is adding 14 new officers.
Freeman-Wilson also announced the city would start an anti-crime initiative called Gary For Life based on a program developed in New Orleans in 2012.
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