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BARBARA BROSHER / WFIU/WTIU NEWS

Protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis have brought attention to the spending priorities of municipalities, especially when it comes to police departments. What are the funding sources for Fort Wayne? What are police officers asked to do and why? What happens when funds are reprioritized?

 

Funding Public Safety is a discussion led by Andy Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics. These conversations were recorded via Zoom.

Panelists include:

Indiana Center for Middle East Peace

For our show this week, we are hearing from Reverend Graylan Hagler, Pastor at Washington DC’s Plymouth Congregational Church. 

Advocates for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia say new legislation will help ensure law enforcement know how to deal with that growing segment of the population.

Legislation unanimously approved by the General Assembly was developed largely in response to an incident in Peru, Ind., in which police used a stun gun several times on an elderly Alzheimer’s patient after he became aggressive. 

Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

A new proposal from Attorney General Greg Zoeller and a GOP state senator would help Indiana schools put more police officers in their buildings.

School resource officers are already present in somewhere between a quarter and a third of Hoosier schools.