Greg Ballard talked to channel 8 on Daybreak (in an earlier version, I was unfair and said the Mayor had not responded.) Here is his interview:
Democratic candidate for Mayor Jose Evans has spoken. Here is his statement:
Last night’s incidents were tragic. Tragic for the 10 victims injured, tragic for the parents further emphasizing that all parents need to exercise personal responsibility for their children, and tragic for the image and success of this year’s 40th Anniversary of the Indiana Black Expo.
I commend the first responders, emergency personnel, and the men and women of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department who had to respond to this tragedy.
I am running for mayor to make a difference. As mayor, we will start planning and working with all parties involved in Indiana Black Expo to prevent this type of tragedy from occurring again. Not only will we work with city officials, IBE staff, and the police force, but also we will involve the most important group…PARENTS… in this process.
My prayers are with those who were injured and their families.
Here is channel 13's write up on this afternoon's news conference with Mayor Ballard and IBE officials.