The Press: Indianapolis Cleanup

CITY POLICE CORRUPTION EXPOSED bannered in the Indianapolis Star on the last Sunday in February. The steamy series (60 installments are planned) has so far lived up to its billing. Among Star allegations: many officers are involved in prostitution, both as paid "protectors" and nonpaying patrons. Police shakedowns of drug pushers and users are "a way of life" in the Indianapolis underworld. Some policemen regularly traffic in stolen goods.

Such findings are the yield of six months of hard digging by three Star reporters: Bill Anderson, 48, Harley Bierce, 32, Dick Cady, 33, assisted by Photographer Jerry Clark, 34. The quartet depended...

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