officer involved shooting

Officers Shoot At Suspect On The Toll Road

Sep 4, 2019

Efforts to capture a suspect Wednesday afternoon on the Toll Road turned violent and dangerous. You can read the release from Indiana State Police about what happened in its entirety here.

How Two Gunshots Sparked Outrage in South Bend

Jul 3, 2019
Justin Hicks/IPB News

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.

Funeral Is Held For Eric Logan

Jun 29, 2019
Justin Hicks/WVPE

The mood was somber at a funeral service held in Mishawaka for Eric Logan. Logan died June 16 after being shot by a white South Bend Police officer.

Listed inside the program was not only information about the service, but also information about a march to be held today at 4:30 outside the South Bend Police station in honor of Logan.

Logan was laid to rest in a white casket. His brother was allowed to attend on leave from prison. The brother came dressed in tan sweats with two guards accompanying him.



An official with the St. Joseph County Courts confirms a special prosecutor has been named in the investigation into the June 16th shooting death of Eric Logan by South Bend officer Ryan O'Neill. 

Richard Hertel of Ripley County, Indiana will head up the case. 

Hertel has been a prosecutor in Ripley County since 1988. 

You can learn more about him here:


The St. Joseph County Prosecuting Attorney has requested a Special Prosecutor to investigate the June 16th officer-involved shooting of Eric Logan.

Following the announcement, a spokesperson for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg issued this statement:

“I respect and support Prosecutor Cotter’s decision to seek an outside, special prosecutor to investigate the circumstances of Eric Logan’s death. Our community is in anguish, and for all of us to come to terms with what happened, it is vital that the investigation be fair, thorough, and impartial.”

Anger And Emotion Boil Over At Town Hall On Police Shooting Of Eric Logan

Jun 23, 2019
Justin Hicks/WVPE

For 90 minutes Sunday afternoon a town hall played out at Washington HIgh School in South Bend designed to be a first step in moving forward from the Eric Logan shooting.

Logan, who was black, died June 16 after being shot by a white South Bend officer. 

For much of the 90 minutes, a nearly packed auditorium saw shouting and a meeting that at times devolved as people vented their frustrations with the South Bend Police Department, its policies, its history and its leadership.