Mayor, police chief lead public safety walk

Mayor Joe Hogsett talks with employees of a T-Mobile store during Wednesday's walk.
Public safety walk
Public safety walk

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Mayor Joe Hogsett and IMPD Chief Bryan Roach joined community leaders for a public safety walk on South East St. Wednesday.

They reminded neighbors and business owners of their crucial role in speaking up to keep the peace.

"There are no better safety protectors for neighborhoods than the neighbors themselves. They are the eyes and ears that our community needs," Hogsett said. "It was a difficult weekend, but the fact is that we've made some arrests, and we're making some progress in holding people accountable."

The mayor said the city's new grant program for crime prevention groups should help reduce the gun violence.