As faith leaders in South Bend who represent a broad cross section of our community... We call upon the Board of Public Safety not to sign off on any use-of-force policy that...
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 [...]
Members of the group Faith in Indiana say the new policy leaves too much to an officer's discretion because the proposal is still based on an "objective reasonableness" standard, which is used in [...]
Faith in St. Joseph County was one of the grant recipients, receiving funding for its LIVE FREE campaign.
Faith in Indiana says the city's latest draft of a South Bend Police Department use-of-force policy leaves too much to an officer's discretion.
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.
Police say Applewhite, 25, who attended both Niles and Clay high schools, fled and later got into a fight with officers trying to arrest him. During the scuffle, police say, Applewhite grabbed an [...]
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 [...]
With minimal ability to physically distance and a large number of people coming in and out, jails nationwide have been hot spots for the coronavirus.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
More than 50 people of various faiths gathered to pray that South Bend Mayor James Mueller has the “wisdom and courage” to follow through on a new matrix to discipline police officers. And to do [...]
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 [...]
Members of the group Faith in Indiana have pointed to cases in which officers received seemingly light punishment despite previous disciplinary records. The union has said different police chiefs [...]
“This kind of discipline matrix, in our opinion, is long overdue,” said Nicole MacLaughlin, a member of Faith in Indiana. “We believe this is a very urgent issue and our members are resolute that [...]