Protesters in Bloomington have been critical of how DNR officers have handled the investigation into the assault of Vauhxx Booker at Lake Monroe last weekend.
Earlier this week, Gov. Eric Holcomb said he supports the DNR in its investigation.
"I'm proud of the DNR and the way they've conducted themselves," Holcomb said. "They've done everything right, by the book. It'll be handled correctly and was from the very outset."
But Holcomb said in general, he's open to adopting new policies surrounding police reform in the next legislative session.
"We're compiling a lot of ideas that have to do with police and criminal justice reform,“ Holcomb said. "There’s a long list of items that I want to address comprehensively."
The Indiana Black Caucus said they specifically want the governor to ban such tactics like chokeholds, no-knock warrants, and racial profiling.
"When we go back into session in 2021, make sure these issues don't fade to the background," State Senator Eddie Melton said (D-Gary).
Melton said all Hoosiers have a responsibility to keep having public discussions and protest about what kind of change they want to see.
Holcomb said he’ll be making a public announcement on new reforms by the end of the year.