Here are the notes from the December IROCC meeting.
-Drew- (Marion Co Prosecutor’s office) IPAC
(Indiana prosecuting attorney’s counsel) is on board for a regional training
for prosecutors on ORC and CBI.
-Jonathan-CAT team (Crime Action Team) with IMPD went
over how his team has started investigating ORC cases. His team will be a
great resource for big hitters traveling the Indy area.
-Shawn- (Area Manager Lowes) Store level ORC
meetings are starting in Indy on 1/28. The plan is to have a meeting on the
4th Thursday of every month.
-IROCC Symposium- The ideas we have right now are
Active shooter, International Theft Barometer, and ORC case examples. We
are still looking for more ideas to present so please email your ideas to email@example.com.
-We are asking for investigators for our
investigation sub-committee ran by Justin from Macy’s. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more details.
-Grant- (Indiana Retail Counsel) The short
session for the hearing is 1-15-16 and we need to be ready to present and
testify about ORC to the subcommittees. Mike
Leach from Carmel PD is trying to get a convicted ORC/Drug suspect to come and
testify when our bill is ready to be heard. A new section was added to
the ORC bill to include pharmacy theft/robberies.
-Grant is again asking
for help from our Retail
Operators with sending letters/emails to members of congress to show why
ORC is important to Indiana retailers. Legislators should be given
real world examples of the challenges faced by retailers as a result of ORC
activity. They should be made aware of the significant cost to retailers
as a result of ORC and how that leads to lost sales tax revenue to the state
and potential higher consumer prices.
-Representative Tom Washburne, Chairman, House Courts and Criminal
Code Committee H64@ign.in.gov
-Representative Greg Steuerwald, Chairman, House Judiciary
Committee and member of House Courts and Criminal Code Committee H40@iga.in.gov
-Senator Mike Young, Chairman, Senate Corrections and Criminal Law