In three shootings that occurred in Indianapolis Tuesday night, five people were shot and killed. This puts Indianapolis one month ahead of last year’s record. 

Indianapolis has seen 217 homicides so far this year, quickly approaching 2020’s record-breaking total of 245, according to Fox 59. The city is currently experiencing the same amount of homicides as November last year. Detectives from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are working to increase their workload.

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In Indianapolis, earlier this year PolicingLike many departments in the U.S.A, the department reported the loss of officers following the incident. The police should be defundedMovement and expansion of recruitment efforts in the outside Indiana, as reinforcements from state police and the sheriff’s office aren’t enough to meet patrol needs. 

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The department sometimes partners with the Indiana State Police and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to meet patrol needs in understaffed districts. 

In the first year after Geroge Floyd’s death in custody, law enforcement agencies all over the country have experienced an increase in retirements and departures. They are now struggling to find the next generation of officers. This has prompted widespread protests and calls for the defunding or elimination of the police.

Tuesday night, the IMPD stressed again the need for the community to come forward with any information regarding these crimes.

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William Young, a public info officer at IMPD, stated that “I can’t stress enough how crucial it is” and stressed how vital it was for people in the community. “You’ve heard me say it before, lots of my partners here have heard me say it before, it’s extremely, extremely important that our investigators get information to hold those accountable and responsible.”

Crime Stoppers can be reached at 317-262-877 if you have any information on the murders committed so far in this year.