City Council considering supporting state hate crime law

Over the summer, a summer legislative study committee didn't pass a recommendation for a hate crime even though Governor Eric Holcomb supports it.

Posted: Oct. 31, 2018 5:33 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne's city council is considering a resolution supporting a state hate crime law.

Over the summer, a summer legislative study committee didn't pass a recommendation for a hate crime even though Governor Eric Holcomb supports it.

Tuesday night councilman Geoff Paddock hosted a conversation about supporting legislatures in crafting a law.

Indiana is only one of five states without a hate crime law. One state representative says it will likely be brought back up before the next legislative session.

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