Prosecutor Mears on the issues
I’m here to take action. Our community deserves a public safety leader who is committed to finding solutions. I want to see a criminal justice system that is fair, respectful, and creates a city where everyone can feel safe.
Addressing Violent Crime
Under my administration, the office has expanded the Special Crimes Unit, Criminal Charging Division, and continued to hire a diverse group of expert attorneys to hold violent offenders accountable in the courtroom.
The battle for a woman’s right to choose didn’t start in a doctor’s office. It started in the prosecutor’s office. The "Wade" in Roe v. Wade was the Dallas County prosecutor who unjustly prosecuted women, doctors and nurses who sought and provided abortion care.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office isn’t going to waste one resource prosecuting pregnant people, doctors and nurses who seek or provide abortion care.
In his first act as prosecutor, Prosecutor Mears announced that his office would no longer prosecute marijuana cases involving one ounce or less of marijuana.
I established Indiana’s first Conviction Integrity Unit, an independent team within the Marion County Prosecutors office that works diligently to prevent, identify, and remedy wrongful convictions by conducting fact-based reviews of past convictions.
Driver’s License Restoration
My administration has established Second Chance Workshops, the Good Faith Initiative, Project Valid, and other initiatives designed to restore driver’s licenses for thousands of Marion County residents.
Tackling Hate Crimes
Hate has no place in Indianapolis. Our office launched the Marion County Bias Crimes Hotline, the first in Indiana, giving victims a chance to report such instances and receive support.