Racial Injustice indiana

State Rep. Carolyn Jackson, D-Hammond, speaks during an Indiana Black Legislative Caucus news conference Thursday outside the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Caucus members called for state lawmakers to increase accountability and transparency for police officers as part of a wide-ranging package of criminal justice reform proposals that they plan to push during next year's legislative session. 

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus called Thursday for state lawmakers to increase accountability and transparency for the state's police officers.

Caucus members released a wide-ranging package of criminal justice reform proposals that they plan to push for during next year's legislative session. Key to their policy agenda is establishing more frequent audits on public safety funds, funding body and dash cameras, reducing law enforcement in schools, automatic external investigations for officer-involved shootings, and requiring all law enforcement agencies to obtain independent liability insurance.

Casey Smith is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.

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Lando02

Can we count on accountability from the caucus and community as well when an investigation or questioning is taking place?

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