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Proposal To Change Police Up Merit Board Needs Public Input

The proposal follows the board voting 5-to-2 not to fire two officers after they fatally shot Aaron Bailey..

INDIANAPOLIS -- Changes could come to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Merit Board after community meetings are held to get public input. Council President Vop Osili talked last night about the need for the meetings. 

"The communtiy conversation have got to have and impact, have got to be heard if we do anything on that proposal," said City-County Council President Vop Osili. 

This follows the board voting 5-to-2 not to fire two officers after they fatally shot Aaron Bailey who was unarmed. Osili is sponsoring a proposal to add two more members to the Merit Board.  

Satchuel Cole of the organization Don't Sleep says the plan to add two members to the board was made without public input. Howver, Osili  says the purpose is to create space in the legislative process for the ideas they hear in the Community Conversations. 

The first of public forums on the matter will be held May 31st at King-Kennedy Park. 

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