Indianapolis Metropolitan Police command staff have asked outside experts to help with the growing number of unsolved homicide cases, a problem that has nagged Indianapolis and other major cities in recent years.
A full assessment of how the department investigates and responds to homicides is planned. Every step — dispatching an initial call, collecting DNA, talking to eyewitnesses and more — will be up for review.
“We have some numbers that are disappointing to us,” said Chris Bailey, IMPD’s deputy chief of investigations. “The only way to get better is to recognize that you don’t have all the answers.”
Those disappointing numbers have been