Chief Ingram Wants ISP Meeting About Report

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October 10,2103 — Gary’s police chief says he’s planning to meet with Indiana State Police regarding their report about the city’s police efforts.

Chief Wade Ingram said today that he has talked to state police by phone about the report, which criticized Gary police operations, including lack of support and respect for the chief.

At a public event in Gary today arranged by the Indiana Attorney General’s office to address drug crime law enforcement, Chief Ingram was absent, though listed in the AG’s media releases as a guest and participant.  Ingram told Lakeshore News that he was not notified about the event or his expected participation to represent the City and its police department.  He said he would have attended had he known he was invited.

Ingram says he wants a meeting with the State Police about their report, which followed Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson’s request for state help for Gary’s police efforts.  Governor Mike Pence sent a technical review team which released its report a week ago.

The City Administration says it expects to respond to the report later this month.


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