“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]