INDIANAPOLIS PATROL NUMBERS LOW, CONSIDER FUNDING
People of Indianapolis are asking for more police officers. Wednesday night, the city-county council public safety and criminal justice committee heard groups of citizens who came out to demand more officers in Indianapolis. According to Police Union vice president Rick Snyder, “There is a dangerous shortage of police officers. Our citizens do feel less safe and the number of homicides continues to climb.” Snyder presented a proposal to increase patrol numbers, while Public Safety director Troy Riggs presented a proposal to enlist citizens in shifts to help keep streets safer. Riggs, Snyder, and the board all agree that funding is an issue for hiring more patrol. The council will vote on the 2014 budget in October.