LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A fight involving more than a dozen teens called police to Columbian Park Tuesday night.
Officers from the Lafayette Police Department (LPD) say they responded to a report of a fight near the park on Scott Street.
When they got there, police said everyone involved scattered in different directions.
Officers spoke with several witnesses near the scene, but not much was gleaned from interviews. No one involved in the fight was caught.
The fight came exactly two weeks after the police department disputed gang concerns in Columbian Park in a community meeting.
At the meeting on June 11, nearly two dozen Columbian Park-area residents shoed up to voice their frustrations to LPD about possible gang activity near and in the park.
Police at the meeting, however, said they weren't aware of any gang activity. Officers did say they want to keep the lines of communication open with those community members.
"We're working toward ‘Cop Pop,' which is our community policing, where we actually get out and meet with people in the community and we speak with them about the issues that are generally affecting them," LPD Ofc. Jeff Webb said.
The next scheduled community meeting is set for the second Tuesday in August.
WLFI is digging deeper Wednesday on this story. Make sure to tune into News 18 at 5 and 6 to hear more about how nearby neighborhoods feel about this issue.
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