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The discussion about a set of discipline guidelines for the South Bend Police Department continued at a community meeting Tuesday night.

The proposed discipline matrix lays out punishments for officer misconduct. It's meant to improve consistency in disciplines given to officers.

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A group of local faith leaders gathered today Monday to call on the South Bend Board of Public Safety to approve the proposed discipline matrix for the police department.

The discipline matrix lays out a series of consequences for different categories of offenses. The goal is to be more clear about what the consequences of an officer's actions will be.

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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.

The South Bend Board of Public Safety recommended policy changes for the city’s police department at a meeting Wednesday morning. 

These suggestions come after a series of meetings where community members gave input on police practices.

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The City of South Bend announced a new member of the Board of Public Safety during a community meeting Thursday night. 

Residents gathered at the South Bend City Church to learn more about the Board of Public Safety and ask members questions.

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The lawsuit regarding the controversial South Bend Police tapes will continue on in the courts, just as it has  for the past seven years. 

According to media reports, the tapes allegedly contain conversations with South Bend area police officials making racist comments. The lawsuit is to give the council access to the tapes. No one on the council has heard them.

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South Bend residents gathered Thursday night for the final community meeting in a series for the public to give input on the City’s police practices. The meeting was about next steps.

Residents looked over notes taken from previous meetings and decided what policy recommendations were most important to have on the final document for the Board of Public Safety.

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South Bend residents met with officers Thursday night to give input on the City’s police recruitment process. 

Some common concerns discussed were the lack of diversity in South Bend’s police department and the shortage of applicants overall.

Community members can join the South Bend Police Department Tuesday night for the annual National Night Out Against Crime.

The SBPD hosts multiple events for the community throughout the year.

 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski engaged with activists at a march Friday evening for shooting victim Eric Logan.

Logan was shot and killed by officer Ryan O’Neill. O’Neill says Logan was breaking into cars and threatened him with a knife. O’Neill’s body camera was not recording at the time of the incident.

Since then, tempers have been running high in South Bend. Shardae Word said during the march that having a police shooting like this happen in South Bend makes it seem more real.

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Community members at a vigil in South Bend Monday night are looking for answers following the shooting death of 53-year-old Eric Logan by a police officer early Sunday morning.

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The South Bend Board of Public Safety set a date Wednesday for the disciplinary hearing for officer Justin Gorny. Gorny was involved in the July car crash that killed 22-year-old, mother of two, Erica Flores.