Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Indianapolis Monday to meet with members of the Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based group that works to reduce violent crime.

Ten Point is known for its street-level engagement, particularly through safety patrols in high-crime areas. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, who also attended the meeting, announced earlier this year his office would lead efforts to spread the coalition to communities around the state.

The federal government continues to oppose intervention by a group of East Chicago, Indiana, residents, who are asking a U.S. District Court to give them a larger role in the clean up of their lead and arsenic contaminated neighborhood.

The East Chicago residents were first turned down in May by Magistrate Judge Paul Cherry.

He ruled, “This case was closed over two years ago. To allow [the residents] to intervene now…would be highly prejudicial to the parties, who have already negotiated, settled, and obtained judgement in this case.”