Churches using envelopes to get leads in murder investigations

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Pastor Melvin Jackson clinched an old news clipping of him standing with civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

“He had a lot of courage,” said Jackson as he talked about King.

In the last 48 hours, Jackson has showcased some courage of his own. In a news conference, Jackson urged the public to turn in those suspected of murders in the city.

“We know you are better than this, to be protectors of killers,” said Jackson.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, there are currently 64 unsolved murders in the city.

Jackson is urging churches around the city to use offering time during service to get leads in murder investigations. Jackson is asking his members to write anonymous notes if they have knowledge on murder investigations and stick it in the envelope.

Ten Point Coalition will hold a rally this Sunday at Northside New Era at 4:00 p.m. The purpose of the rally to encourage people to speak up if a crime is committed.

“If I have to make a choice between faith and fear, I chose faith,” said Jackson.

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