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Biographies and Credentials of the Independent Review Committee


Myra Selby was the first woman and the first African American to serve as an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court.  While serving from 1995 to 1999, she authored more than 100 majority opinions, receiving national recognition.  She spearheaded efforts to increase the Court’s accessibility to the public by expanding education and outreach activities and the Court appointed her to chair its Commission on Race and Gender FAIRNESS.   She continues her service on that commission.   At Ice Miller, she has a broad-based practice including a focus in the areas of corporate internal investigations, and compliance counseling.  

Joe Slash made history in 1978 as Indianapolis’ first black deputy mayor, serving with Mayor Bill Hudnut.  His responsibilities included oversight of public safety and community relations.  He served for 11 years, and then took a position as vice president for Indianapolis Power & Light Company.  He then led the Indianapolis Urban League -- which has a mission of social and economic equality, including race relations, diversity and inclusion work -- for 12 years, retiring last year.  

Troy Riggs served Indianapolis as its directory of public safety from 2012 to 2015, after serving as assistant city manager for Corpus Christi, Texas.   He is now director of public safety outreach at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. An experienced law enforcement professional, his major fields of expertise are public safety and fiscal management, crime date analysis, leadership development and efficient and effective government practices. Earlier this year, he made a presentation at the White House on the topic of best practices regarding open data and police accountability.  He has spoken before Congress and at police forums across the country and internationally on a variety of law enforcement topics.