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 [...]
In light of Mueller’s statement, Robert Smith, a leader with Faith in Indiana, said the group hopes to meet with the mayor in the coming days to find out what his objections are.
“There hasn’t been a clear set of guidelines for consequences for particular kinds of misconduct,” said Andre Stoner, a Near Northwest Neighborhood resident and organizer with the group Faith in [...]
Whether in church, synagogue, mosque, or at the kitchen table, most of us learned at an early age that while money and material goods come and go, life and health are precious and irreplaceable. [...]
SOUTH BEND — A crowd of people concerned about gun violence sat through three hours of a South Bend Common Council meeting Monday night before ultimately learning that it will be the city’s next [...]
SOUTH BEND — Mayor Pete Buttigieg expects to receive a consultant’s assessment of police practices and operations before he leaves office at year’s end, and he’ll ask the city’s Board of Public [...]
SOUTH BEND — In a room full of hundreds of people, Kyle Lantz told a story about how he had to explain to his 2- and 4-year old children about a drive-by shooting that occurred at his next door [...]
SOUTH BEND — In the wake of the recent Eric Logan and Kelly’s Pub fatal shootings, South Bend common council members say they’ll look for ways to prevent gun violence and improve community-police [...]