O'Neill Sentenced For On-Duty Sexual Encounter

Oct 29, 2020

Ryan O'Neill's photo from when he was still with the South Bend Police Dept.
Credit Photo provided by SBPD in June of 2019

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A white former South Bend police officer whose fatal shooting of a Black man roiled then-Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a charge related to an earlier on-duty sexual encounter. Forty-four-year-old Ryan O’Neill was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation after pleading guilty to ghost employment for a paid sex act with a woman while he was on duty in May 2019. That sexual encounter was uncovered by a special prosecutor who found in March that O'Neill's fatal June 2019 shooting of 54-year-old Eric Logan was justified.