South Bend mayor, police chief address investigation into Eric Logan's death
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- South Bend Mayor James Mueller and South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski held a press conference to discuss the findings of the special prosecutor who investigated the fatal shooting of Eric Logan.
Mayor Mueller says they learned the findings of the report at the same time as the public.
He said there will be a community conversation on Friday at 3 p.m. in the council chambers and another is scheduled for next week.
Mueller says they are still waiting for the report from the company that conducted a review of the South Bend Police Department.
He added there will be a revised discipline matrix for the department that will include public input.
Chief Ruszkowski said the internal investigation hasn't been completed, but they will be unable to punish former Sergeant Ryan O'Neill because he resigned from the department last year.
He added the investigation into the May incident was a result of someone coming forward with a tip. That information was handed over to the special prosecutor.
The part of the internal affairs investigation involving O'Neill has been completed since he is no longer a member of the department but the investigation is ongoing.
Ruszkowski said the 'load and go' process of transporting Logan to the hospital in a squad car was proper and is something they have done before and will continue to do.