At a public forum last December sponsored by Black Lives Matter, several residents of the Bloomington's west side complained that their neighborhood is under a police microscope, with officers making unfair stops and arrests.
Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner says he sends additional patrols to areas of the city that have a higher rate of incidents.
The practice is a common one known as "hot spot policing." It is used by departments across America in cities both large and small to address high crime areas. But does hot spot policing work?