Eric Logan

https://twitter.com/southbendpolice

The South Bend Board of Public Safety approved changes to the Police Department’s body camera policy that would require random reviews of officer’s body camera footage.

These changes are a result of a series of community meetings where residents gave their input on police practices.

Justin Hicks/WVPE

The investigation into the shooting of a black man killed by a white police officer in South Bend is not expected to be complete before February.

The police shooting in June gained national attention because the city’s mayor, Pete Buttigieg, is running for president.

The special prosecutor leading the investigation, Richard Hertel, told The Associated Press that his hope is to finish by February, although there’s a remote possibility it could happen before then.

Iowa's first in the nation caucuses are Feb. 3, 2020. 

Justin Hicks/WVPE

  

Black Lives Matter activists occupied the sidewalk in front of the County City Building in South Bend for 24 hours this weekend. They are continuing to demand the firing of the police chief more than a month after the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan.

Starting at noon on Saturday, activists held workshops about citizens’ rights in police interactions and wrote slogans with sidewalk chalk. As the evening drew on, they also read from the Bible together.

Justin Hicks/WVPE

A spokesman for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg released the following information about efforts to gain more public input on policing:

South Bend Police Department

Black Lives Matter Groups Protest In South Bend

Jul 15, 2019
Justin Hicks/WVPE

Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrated in South Bend over the weekend to talk about their experiences with police brutality. They also issued a list of eight demands directed at Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other city officials. 

Protesters marched to the County-City building in South Bend after hearing stories from black women about their experiences with police.  Many came to support demands including the firing of two officers involved in the shooting death of Eric Logan and financial compensation for Logan’s family.    

Justin Hicks/WVPE

A public forum in South Bend Sunday night focused on how deep-rooted issues related to policing, poverty, and education are hitting minority communities. Much of the discussion revolved around ideas to improve the historic lack of trust between minorities and the police. 

Justin Hicks/WVPE

  

A special prosecutor assigned to investigate the fatal police shooting of 54-
year-old Eric Logan spoke to the press this morning in South Bend. 

He has marshalled detectives from the Indiana State Police force to aid in the task.

A special prosecutor assigned to investigate the fatal police shooting of 54-year-old Eric Logan spoke to the press this morning in South Bend. He has marshalled detectives from the Indiana State Police force to aid in the task. 

Special Prosecutor Richard Hertel, who is out of Ripley County, Indiana, told media he wanted to introduce himself before talking to potential witnesses and reviewing evidence from the case. He said he has spoken to Logan’s family members and homicide detectives and urged anyone with information about the June 16 shooting to come forward.

Justin Hicks/WVPE

 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg updated the city’s Common Council Monday night on his progress in addressing the police shooting of Eric Logan on June 16. He announced no specific plans, but gave a general preview of things to come.

Buttigieg told the Common Council he was considering a thorough review of the police department before the end of his term. He said he was looking into adding staff to the Board of Public Safety, implementing anti-violence community programs, and investing in technology that would activate body cameras when a weapon is removed from the holster. He acknowledged that many of these ideas would require funding from the city’s budget.

South Bend Weighs More Police Cameras

Jul 6, 2019
Justin Hicks/WVPE

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor is considering buying additional body cameras for its police officers, although it's unclear if the proposal was spurred by a white police officer's recent fatal shooting of a black man.

How Two Gunshots Sparked Outrage in South Bend

Jul 3, 2019
Justin Hicks/WVPE

It’s been over two weeks since a black South Bend resident was fatally shot by a white police officer, but the pain and outrage ignited in the community have not gone away. Here's a timeline with some context to give insight into how this incident sparked an outcry.

It was just before 3:30 a.m. on Father’s Day when South Bend police officer Ryan O’Neill responded to a call about a suspicious person at an apartment building.

While Pete Buttigieg was meeting with community leaders Monday night discussing ways to reform police training and recruiting, the South Bend FOP issued a press release demanding Buttigieg “recuse himself from all decisions in the police case.”

The FOP has set up a GoFundMe campaign entitled "Defend Officer Ryan O'Neill." It has a goal of collecting $25,000.

Justin HIcks/WVPE

At a news conference at the Charles Martin Youth Center in South Bend, Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice today.

This follows the June 16 shooting death of Eric Logan, who is black, by a white South Bend officer. 

Justin Hicks/WVPE

 

A group of pastors joined South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the lobby of the County-City Building today to pray for the city and to present a plan to the mayor. 

“We are not a dying city but we are a very sick city,” Pastor Williams says. “Residents of the city are sick. And we’re all sick and tired of being sick and tired of being sick.”

Williams gave Buttigieg an envelope that he says contains a "plan" for South Bend.

Pages