Raids target housing fraud connected with family of IMPD officer’s accused killer

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INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 9, 2014) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department SWAT team along with officers from the Indianapolis Housing Authority fanned out in a series of raids Thursday across the city to root out public housing and welfare fraud and to search for serious violent felons with guns.

The raid culminates a five-month-long investigation that resulted in “no-knock” search warrants at seven locations in Marion and Hamilton counties.

One of those locations was at the home of Cynthia Davis, the mother of Major Davis II, the man charged with murder in the July death of IMPD Officer Perry Renn.

Officers were looking for documents that would indicate violations of public housing and Section Eight contract agreements. Teams also hit apartments at Beechwood Garden on the city’s east side, where Davis’ girlfriend LaTosha Ruffin and her mother Pam Moorman live.

Lt. Chris Bailey with IMPD told FOX59 News if weapons or narcotics were found at any of the locations, investigators will seek enhanced search warrants.

Two people have been arrested at 16 Park, a Section Eight housing complex on Indianapolis’ near north side.

FOX59’s Russ McQuaid will have more on this story at 4, 5, 6 and 7 on FOX59 News.