Downtown remains quiet during the Summer Celebration

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Police officers on just about every street corner, hidden cameras, people walking the streets …  the peace is being kept.

The Summer Celebration, organized by Indiana Black Expo, remains an event with a lot of fun and a lot of people, but no issues for law enforcement to deal with.

The city of Indianapolis has been working with state law enforcement and faith based group “The Ten Point Coalition” to put an elaborate security plan in place to make sure the event is problem free.

Part of the plan, that has been telling you about, includes a big showing of police and cameras hidden in discreet areas to catch what might happen.

Violence at past downtown events, like the Fourth of July celebration this year and the 2010 Summer Celebration, is what promped the “just in case” security plan. It’s not that anyone expected something to happen, it was all to protect you and keep you safe.

Police chief Rick Hite says there have been no arrests, but they’re not stopping their safety plan.

He issued a statement to FOX 59 that says, in part, “I want to personally appeal to everyone to come in peace (tonight). We had very few problems, and none associated with the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration.”

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