Activists calling for changes to police crisis response in wake of death of Dante Kittrell
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A press conference and vigil were held on Monday following the fatal officer-involved shooting of Dante Kittrell on Friday.
City and faith leaders spoke at the conference, which was organized by Faith in Indiana, a group that works to develop crisis responses for situations like these.
In a statement, the group claims law enforcement paints a different picture than what witnesses say actually happened.
The group demands the following actions be taken:
- An outside prosecutor takes over the shooting investigation
- All body camera footage and 911 dispatch recordings be released
- Investment of at least 10 percent of the police budget in mobile crisis response teams that work with authorities, but are not part of law enforcement
No body camera footage has been released yet, and there is no word on whether or not the city will take the actions requested by Faith in Indiana.