Letter of Transmittal

Indiana Advisory Committee to
the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Members of the Commission
Mary Frances Berry, Chairperson
Cruz Reynoso, Vice Chairperson
Christopher Edley, Jr.
Yvonne Y. Lee
Elsie M. Meeks
Russell G. Redenbaugh
Abigail Thernstrom
Victoria Wilson

Les Jin, Staff Director

The Indiana Advisory Committee submits this report, The Decision to Prosecute Drug Offenses and Homicides in Marion County, Indiana, as part of its responsibility to advise the Commission on civil rights issues within the state. The Advisory Committee adopted the report by a vote of 13 to 1.

This report contains information received by the Indiana Advisory Committee at a public fact-finding meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on January 27, 1999. The Advisory Committee is indebted to individuals who testified at the public meeting for their time and expertise and to the staff of the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, for the data analysis and preparation of this report.

The Advisory Committee understands the Commission is charged to study and collect information relating to denials of equal protection of the law, and trusts the Commission and the public will find the material in this report informative.


Hollis H. Hughes, Jr., Chairperson
Indiana Advisory Committee