Attacks on our public safety officials make Hoosiers less safe and reduce economic opportunities in our communities. As a result, our entire state suffers. That is why I will always stand up for the rule of law and those who enforce it. It is one thing for us to ask officers to risk their lives while discharging their duties. Asking them to do so while risking their lives, their homes, and even their personal assets is far too much.
Instead of exposing our officers to lawsuits, we will work to recruit and retain police officers by providing the necessary funding and other resources that enable law enforcement to help keep our communities safe while having the best training in the country. And we will increase resources to enable robust prosecution, especially within our capital city, to ensure that criminals are held accountable, not emboldened.
Indiana families, and the brave men and women who keep us safe, deserve nothing less.
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