IMPD chief, Mayor Hogsett asking public to identify threats after Baton Rouge shootings

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Police Chief Troy Riggs says he and Mayor Joe Hogsett are asking for the community’s help in identifying any threats toward law enforcement following shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that left three officers dead.

Riggs issued a statement to his department following the shootings Sunday that said he and Hogsett, a former federal prosecutor, will “ensure that any threats are thoroughly investigated.”

He earlier posted on Twitter there were no threats of violence in Indianapolis.

The Baton Rouge shootings followed the slayings of five officers in Dallas on Thursday and the killing of a black man by white officers earlier this month after a scuffle at a Baton Rouge convenience store.

Riggs says he never before has “witnessed the types of brazen attacks we are seeing against officers.”

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