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Sergeant Ryan O'Neill has resigned from the South Bend Police Department

NOW: Sergeant Ryan O’Neill has resigned from the South Bend Police Department

Sergeant Ryan O'Neill resigned from the South Bend Police Department on Monday, Chief Scott Ruszkowski confirmed.

ABC57 contacted the department for more information after the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #36 announced in a press release that Sgt. O'Neill would resign on Monday.

“I can confirm that Sergeant Ryan O'Neill resigned from the South Bend Police Department effective immediately. I am in receipt of his resignation letter. I will have no further comment at this time.”

O'Neill is the officer who shot and killed Eric Logan, a suspect in a car burglary, in June.

“Sgt. O’Neill did his job and was forced to defend his own life from a convicted felon who was armed with an eight-inch hunting knife,” Harvey Mills, South Bend FOP President said in a press release. “We’re confident that the investigation into the shooting will determine that the action he took was justified based on the law and his training; however, job related stress, the lawsuit, national media attention, and hateful things said on social media have been difficult for O’Neill and his young family.”

The shooting has sparked a larger debate over race relations in the city of South Bend. Sgt. O'Neill is white and Logan is black.

We have reached out Mayor Pete Buttigieg's office for comment.

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