Indy hosts summit seeking to reduce violence

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — More than 400 law enforcement members are expected at a three day event that kicks off Wednesday in Indianapolis, including police, prosecutors, parole officers and victim advocates.

Attendees will cover a range of topics, like terrorism, active shooters, drug dealing and gang trends.

Some cities in attendance have seen a reduction in murders while Indianapolis goes through one of its worst.

In the first five months of 2014, Indianapolis saw more than 60 homicides, averaging more than Chicago or New York.

City leaders here say they want to speak with city leaders from other communities about programs that reduce violence.

This conference used to be held in different districts around the state at different times, but crime in Indianapolis has been so bad in 2014, city leaders say they are hosting one event for all key law-enforcement leaders to attend.

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