Beairshelle Edmé

Journalist, Reporter & Broadcaster


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  • Roadblocks to Hoosier Health Series
    by Beairshelle Edmé on August 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM
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    In a 3-part Emmy award-winning series, FOX59's Beairshelle Edmé explores several health disparities and how they exasperate the Covid-19 pandemic. In the 1st report, she learns Hoosiers of color made up the majority of early coronavirus deaths, though these Hoosiers make up a small segment of Indiana's population. She asks local hospital systems if and how they'll address this racial disparity.

    In the 2nd report, she identifies the three things leading to Indiana's rural healthcare limitations.

    In the 3rd and final report, she discovers lawmakers failed to act on their promise to address pharmacy deserts. Her questions led to a renewed commitment for legislation in the next General Assembly session. 4 months after this report, the senator she pressed for answers filed SB319 to tackle pharmacy deserts. Lawmakers are now debating it.

  • Cost of Excessive Force: $16 Million & C...
    by Beairshelle Edmé on August 1, 2022 at 12:48 PM
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    FOX59's Beairshelle Edmé investigates what local taxpayers pay for Indianapolis Metro Police Department's excessive force. After a FOIA for 5 years of every IMPD settlement & research of 117 cases, she learned Hoosiers pay 6X more than the city budgets for these settlements. Hear from a 2020 excessive force plaintiff & the police chief on policy changes. The investigation also includes digital, exclusive profiles of IMPD's top 12 settlement cases from 2015-2020.



  • A Deadly 9-1-1 Crisis Response; A Suicid...
    by Beairshelle Edmé on August 1, 2022 at 12:44 PM
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    FOX59's Beairshelle Edmé explores a former deputy's claim that a local man's suicide was preventable, but that officers failed him. She asks IMPD brass why dispatched officers left without assisting, which is department protocol. Her questions reveal holes in both state law and the department's understaffed mental health team. She also speaks to family who were on scene minutes before this suicide.

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