Activists flooded a meeting at Bloomington City Hall Tuesday night to protest the police department’s planned purchase of an armored vehicle.
The Bloomington Police Department says an armored vehicle is coming to the city this summer, but many residents aren’t happy about it.
People experiencing homelessness are moving to other areas of the city after increased police patrols in People's Park.
Police responded to five spice-related overdoses over the weekend.
Police say in a statement the overdoses are preliminarily linked to a "tan colored heroin" and spice, a synthetic cannabinoid.
Some local business owners are pleased with the increased police presence, but critics say it fails to address real issues facing the homeless population.
Police responded to two attempted abductions and a total of 387 traffic stops.
Police say two men and one woman kidnapped an adult man and drove him to rural Owen County where they beat him severely and left him tied to a tree.
An Indiana State Police spokesperson says law enforcement's "measured response" to the large protest helped guarantee the rights of all persons involved.
The suspect was described to be wearing a clown mask during the robbery where he allegedly held a semi-automatic handgun to a manager's head.