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IMPD message to July 4th troublemakers: Don’t come

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 2, 2015) - Thousands of people will head downtown to celebrate Fourth of July weekend, and Metro police want to make sure everyone stays safe.

With the string of crime lately, they say they’ll have extra officers out, some who can be seen and others who can’t, to patrol downtown this weekend, including local, state and federal officers.

For anyone who would cause problems or put others in danger, they have a message.

“We’re going to be out visible, we’re going to be out in a clandestine manner that you may not see and we’re going to have eyes and ears in the sky.” said IMPD Officer Christopher Wilburn. “So we want to let people know that, if you’re coming down here to cause any sort of disruption, you’re not welcomed, and that’s the bottom line.”

IMPD also said, to anyone heading downtown, have a plan ready in case something does happen and family members are separated, like setting a designated meeting place.