Indianapolis black leaders want police officers to have body cameras


By: Rick Callahan/Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Black leaders in Indianapolis are calling for the city’s police department to equip all its officers with body cameras after the fatal police shooting of a 15-year-old carjacking suspect.

Indianapolis police have said there’s no police video footage of Sunday night’s fatal shooting of 15-year-old Andre Green.

Police say officers shot the teen when he accelerated toward them in a car that had been stolen at gunpoint.

The Rev. Charles Harrison of the Ten Point Coalition said Tuesday the city needs to outfit all of its officers with body cameras to protect both officers and the public. Indiana Black Expo President Tanya Bell said it would “provide more transparency for our community.”

The three officers involved in the shooting are on administrative leave, and the internal affairs unit will investigate.