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South Bend Common Council moves salary for police review board director to mayor’s office

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Jakob Lazzaro / WVPE
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The South Bend Common Council has unanimously passed a pair of bills moving the salary for the director of the Community Police Review Board from the city clerk’s office to the mayor’s office.

Council member Troy Warner called the pair of bills moving the sixty-five-thousand dollar salary a “technical step” following the Aug. 9 vote that moved oversight of the police review board from the clerk’s office to the mayor’s office.

 

That move came due to the controversy surrounding previous director Joshua Reynolds, who officially resigned late last month.

 

City Clerk Dawn Jones had received backlash for hiring Reynolds after the South Bend Tribune obtained records showing he was suspended seven times during his work as an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer.

 

The city says the new director position will be advertised in the coming days.

 

Contact Jakob at jlazzaro@wvpe.org or follow him on Twitter at @JakobLazzaro.

 

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Jakob Lazzaro comes to Indiana from Chicago, where he graduated from Northwestern University in 2020 with a degree in Journalism and a double major in History. Before joining WVPE, he wrote NPR's Source of the Week e-mail newsletter, and previously worked for CalMatters, Pittsburgh's 90.5 WESA and North by Northwestern.