Central Indiana cities launch open data portal

Some of the most common data requests central Indiana city officials field are now available in an online, searchable database. Fishers, Zionsville and Greenwood are joining Indianapolis in publishing police statistics in an online web portal.

The cities are posting records of complaints against police, law enforcement use of force and officer-involved shootings all on one website. The site — data.indy.gov — launched Monday and the other cities will follow soon.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says transparency trumps any concern over someone digging up dirt. Continue…