Viewpoint: South Bend needs a police use of force policy that keeps families safe

For more than a year, the St. Joseph County chapter of Faith in Indiana and others have been pressing the mayor’s office for a strong use-of-force policy in South Bend that will keep our families [...]

Revised discipline ‘matrix’ for South Bend police released

After facing criticism from activists, faith leaders and Common Council members for a lack of action on a disciplinary system called a “matrix” for South Bend police officers, Mayor James Mueller [...]

South Bend mayor to release police officer discipline plan, bans police from using chokeholds

The matrix, sought by clergy leaders belonging to the group Faith in Indiana, would set up clearer guidelines on the types of punishments for officers who commit misconduct. Former Mayor Pete [...]

One year after Eric Logan shooting, little action on South Bend police reforms

Clergy with the group Faith in Indiana have pressed for a “disciplinary matrix” that would set up clearer guidelines on the types of punishments for officers who commit misconduct.

Faith leaders disappointed by South Bend mayor’s lack of action on police discipline

Local faith leaders met with South Bend Mayor James Mueller [and] were disappointed by Mueller's lack of immediate action on the matrix, as well as de-escalation training for officers and [...]

Viewpoint: Hoosiers are stepping up in this pandemic, and so should our elected officials

No matter our race, religion or zip code — Hoosiers care deeply about our families. During this crisis, we’ve seen nurse’s aides, grocery store clerks and sanitation workers step up and keep us [...]

South Bend area jails are coronavirus-free for now, as nonviolent inmates are released

Jeff Walker, a prisoner advocate working with Faith in Indiana, said county officials have taken “a lot of good steps” by releasing many nonviolent inmates. Even with reduced populations, Walker [...]

Weekend March In South Bend To Demand SBPD Disciplinary Policy

[Faith in Indiana] leaders marched in South Bend on Saturday to demand that a disciplinary policy for police officers be adopted within the next 60 days. It comes a day after a special prosecutor [...]

South Bend teen’s leadership skills signal bright future

Dion’s faith is very important to him. That’s why he wants to continue to be active in Faith in Indiana, composed of people who work for economic and racial justice. Dion is not afraid to address [...]

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