Mayor, police chief announce plan to reduce violent crimes

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Law enforcement leaders are bringing back a piece of the past hoping to stop future violent crime in Indianapolis.

Mayor Joe Hogsett and IMPD Chief Bryan Roach announced they are restarting the "Indianapolis Violence Reduction Partnership." It's an agreement with state and federal agencies to tackle the homicide rate and violent crimes.

They will also work on addressing the number of youth involved crimes.

"Temperatures are rising, summer is upon us, we all know that statistically the incidents of gun related violence and the like increase during the hot smelter summer months," Hogsett said.

The previous partnership ran from 1998-2004 and had an impact on reducing the crime rate.