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Monday, November 14, 2005

Indy Police - Marion Co. Sheriff Merger Defeated

The Indianapolis City-County Council defeated the proposed merger of the Indianapolis Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff's Department by one vote on Monday evening.

This is a big setback for Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson. The deciding vote against was cast by a Democrat.

The Mayor has made major cuts in staffing of police officers while Indianapolis has been undergoing a sharp increase in crime.

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