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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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.

Family looks for answers after South Bend man is killed by police in New Mexico

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 [...]

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 [...]

page 1 of 3