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

Sep 13, 2021

Joshua Reynolds resigned Aug. 20, several days before the pair of bills stripping his salary from the city clerk's office were introduced to the common council.
Credit Jakob Lazzaro / WVPE

 

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.

 

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