More On Life In Straubville

Recently, I mentioned how budget woes for the Department of Public Safety under the leadership of Director Frank Straub meant no toilet paper, hand sanitizers and other basic supplies for IMPD's district offices. Today, there is a report that Indianapolis Power & Light workers showed up at IMPD's East district office on North Shadeland to disconnect the power because someone at DPS failed to pay the electric bill. This comes on the heels of news that IMPD lost out on a half million dollar federal grant for human trafficking because someone at DPS failed to file an application to renew the grant, and that it belatedly filed 2010 crime statistics for Indianapolis with the FBI many months late, raising questions about whether crime statistics were being manipulated to make things appear more rosy than they are to benefit Mayor Greg Ballard's re-election campaign.