Indianapolis Moving To Improve Cop’s Training, Integrity Standards


Indianapolis public safety officials told a City-County Council commission yesterday that changes to improve police officers’ training and integrity standards are being implemented, reports the Indianapolis Star. Public Safety Director Frank Straub said that beyond providing training for core police skills, “We have failed our officers miserably [ ] We haven’t prepared them to be problem solvers and thinkers.”

The council created the Law Enforcement Study Commission last fall after police officer David Bisard was accused of driving drunk before crashing his squad car into a group of motorcyclists, killing one, and city officials admitted to failures in the initial investigation. Straub and other officials outlined efforts to expand the scope of recruiting, screening, and training; to improve reviews of officers’ performance and address potential problems before incidents occur; and to develop leadership training.

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