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 [...]

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 [...]

Discipline guidelines proposed for misconduct by South Bend police

“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 [...]

South Bend’s next mayor will decide how money for anti-violence programs is spent

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 [...]

Pete Buttigieg wants South Bend police reform recommendations before he leaves office

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 [...]

Buttigieg attends Peacemaker rally in South Bend, touches on police and community relationships

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 [...]

Faith leaders, officials call for independent investigation of police shooting in South Bend

Local faith leaders, community organizers and members of the South Bend Common Council are calling for an independent prosecutor to investigate Sunday’s fatal shooting of a black man by a South [...]

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