When is deadly force by police justified? ‘Imminent threat’ defined in South Bend policy

“Today’s vote, when it comes to the use of force policy, is a victory for our community," said Claval Hunter, a local pastor and a member of Faith in Indiana. "It brings us one step closer to [...]

Mobile unit could offer cops alternative to jailing people with mental illness

As the group Faith In Indiana pushes for a mobile response unit to give South Bend area police forces an alternative to jailing those with mental illness and substance abuse problems, both [...]

VICTORY: St. Joseph County Officials pledge to #FundOurLives with Crisis Response Center and Mobile Crisis Teams

We know what keeps us safe: living in communities where all of us can provide for our families, get the care that we need, and build the future we want. That’s why, on Sunday, May 16, more than [...]

Community groups frustrated by lack of transparency in South Bend police review board hire

Alfred Guillaume Jr., a member of Faith in Indiana, said the group is waiting to see how Reynolds performs in his new role before developing an opinion of him. ... “I hope he does his job [...]

Proposed policy changes further define when deadly force can be used by South Bend officers

Over the past couple months, representatives from the mayor’s office, the police department and the group Faith in Indiana have worked on a series of updates, which were submitted to the Board of [...]

Over 250 faith leaders call for crisis response center at town hall

Faith leaders all across Michiana are calling for change. "We are here because we want to bring forth solutions,” one faith leader said at a town hall hosted by Faith In Indiana Sunday called “We [...]

Officers say frustration, uncertainty swirl around South Bend police use of force policy

BLM-SB, along with Faith In Indiana, wanted the board to delay action in February so that it could address more of their concerns, but since the board decided to move forward then, the groups [...]

Viewpoint: Taking a proactive approach to the mental health crisis in our community

Sheriff Redman has met with Faith in Indiana and other organizations and individuals who recognize that we must act now to help prevent violent acts committed by someone with mental illness.

Board approves South Bend Police Use of Force Policy

By Melissa Hudson | ABC 57 (South Bend)Feb. 17, 2021 Watch the full story at the source. The South Bend Board of Public Safety has approved the new Use of Force Policy for the South Bend Police [...]

New use of force policy approved for South Bend Police Department

The St. Joseph County Chapter of Faith in Indiana previously submitted to Mayor James Mueller a letter signed by more than 200 residents, emphasizing that deadly force should only be used as a [...]

Local pastors ask for more changes to the revised Use of Force Policy

Leaders from Faith in Indiana gathered on the steps of the Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church on Thursday, calling on the city’s Board of Public Safety to reject the current draft of the Use of [...]

South Bend faith group urges stricter rules on police use of force

Members of the group Faith in Indiana on Thursday called for clearer restrictions on police use of force, urging the South Bend Board of Public Safety to reject a draft policy next week and send [...]

Few answers for family of man shot dead by New Mexico police

Activists on Friday rallied in person and online to bring attention to the case of a young Black man who was shot by New Mexico state police officers while on a road trip from Indiana to Arizona.

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