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More Officers On Indy Streets Following Spike In Violence

Last updated on Monday, July 8, 2013

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indianapolis city officials are set announce a plan to put more police officers on the streets to deal with a spike in violence.

Mayor Greg Ballard, Police Chief Rick Hite and Public Safety Director Troy Riggs will outline details this morning.

Mayor spokesman Marc Lotter said the plan will put about 100 more officers on the streets. He says the shift is part of an internal reorganization.

The city recorded 16 homicides in June, and a 16-year-old boy died after being shot outside downtown's Circle Centre mall following a Fourth of July fireworks show Thursday.

Ballard last month vetoed a City-County Council measure to shift 6 million dollars in funds to hire more police officers.

The mayor's announcement of the new plan comes hours before the Council is expected to vote on a veto override tonight.

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