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City Announces New Meetings Over Armored Car

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The city of Bloomington will hold three public meetings this week, about the planned purchase of an armored vehicle for the city’s police department. The announcement of the planned purchase on February 6th drew criticism from Bloomington residents and Black Lives Matter advocates. Residents raised concerns about a lack of public input and the two-hundred, twenty five thousand dollar price …

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Black Lives Matter to Protest Mayor’s Address

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Tonight is Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton’s 3rd State of the City Address. He’s expected to give remarks looking back at the past year and stating what he hopes to accomplish in the next year. Hamilton’s State of the City address begins at 7pm in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, and will be broadcast Live by Community Access Television Services. The event is …

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Residents Concerned Over BPD Armored Car Purchase

Residents of Bloomington spoke out this afternoon against the purchase of an armored car by city police. Dozens of reporters, local government officials and concerned citizens gathered in the Bloomington Police Department Headquarters at noon, to ask questions of BPD Chief Mike Diekhoff. Their concerns were largely that the $225,000 armored vehicle would be used against protesters, and represented an …

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Daily Local News – September 19, 2016

Bloomington police have changed their minds about the connection between several recent break-ins, one of which involved a rape; A live alligator was found today on Interstate 465 in Indianapolis. Indiana State Troopers responded to reports of a two foot long alligator on the shoulder; New data from the Census Bureau shows Indiana continuing to recover from the recession, but …

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Bloomington Dramatically Increases Fee to Access Police Body Cameras and Dash Cams

The city of Bloomington has officially adopted new rules that dramatically increase the cost of accessing footage from police body cameras and dash cams. The standard fee for accessing a single video is now $150, the maximum allowed by state law. Until this summer, the fee was $20. The increase comes amid rising tensions around the country between police departments …

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Daily Local News – August 16, 2016

A group of white nationalists, anti-Muslim activists and self-described patriots have hit a roadblock in their plans to hold a get-together in central Indiana; Mayor Hamilton’s office has released the findings of the Innovation Task Force, a six month project by a group of city, community, and university leaders to improve the efficiency of local government; The Monroe County Metropolitan …

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Bring It On! – February 9, 2015

Clarence Boone and Leila Randle welcome Mike Diekhoff. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Clarence and Leila welcome Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff. He joins us to share his perspectives on how the BPD is making Bloomington a safe place to live, work and thrive. PART TWO Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community. CREDITS Hosts: …

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Local Police Recieve Grant To Buy New Audio & Video Equipment

Local police are planning to spend a $29,000 grant on new audio and video recording equipment. The Monroe County Commission accepted the County’s portion of the funding at a meeting May 30. County attorney Jeff Cockerill said the money would be split between the County Sheriff’s Department and the Bloomington Police Department. “This fund is to prevent violent crime,” Cockerill …

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Daily Local News- November 18, 2013

Weekend storm updates; Laury Flint has assumed the position of Chief of the IU Police Department; Hoosier Hills Food Bank has distributed over three-point-two million pounds of food so far in 2013, already exceeding what they distributed last year; “Medora,” a new documentary about small-town Medora Indiana’s high school basketball team, will make its premiere at The Indiana University Cinema …

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Bloomington Police Collect Unwanted Prescription Drugs

The Bloomington Police Department will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, October 26th. Department personnel will collect old, unwanted, and unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed. Joe Qualters, captain of the Department’s Detective Division, says this is a bi-annual event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. “The goal is to get all those unneeded and …

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