Ten Point Coalition meets with neighbors to help control violent crime

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 3, 2014) — The Ten Point Coalition is heading out Saturday night to keep peace in the streets of Indianapolis.

The community advocacy group is keeping an eye on the city’s east side, which has seen a spike in violent crime in recent weeks.

Thursday night, the Indianapolis Metro Police Department held a meeting with residents in high-crime areas about how to prevent violence in their neighborhoods.

Fox59 spoke with the leader of the Ten Point Coalition, Reverend Charles Harrison, who says its important those on the streets speak directly with city leaders and police about what impacts their neighborhoods.

“It was very good for the mayor not to hear from us and the police department,” Rev. Harrison said. “But to hear from the young men who are out there in the streets who are either the victims or the perpetrators of these violent crimes.”

We will have more on what the Ten Point Coalition is doing and the fight to bring peace back to the streets of Indy, we will have a full report Sunday morning on the Fox59 morning news.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.