Criminal Justice

Justin Hicks / IPB News

  More than two weeks after the fatal shooting of a black man in South Bend by a white police officer, ministers from across the city gathered to call for spiritual guidance. They also gave Mayor Pete Buttigieg a packet of recommendations to begin healing the city.


A dozen ministers from congregations around South Bend prayed in the lobby of the County-City building Monday morning. Many pleaded for an end to the shootings in South Bend and called for citizens to pray for love, peace, and truth. 


Justin Hicks / IPB News

South Bend community groups have been asking for an independent review after a white police officer shot and killed 53-year-old Eric Logan. A special prosecutor has now been requested to review the case.


St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter filed paperwork asking for the appointment of a special prosecutor. Circuit Court Judge John Broden has granted that request, but has not yet assigned a prosecutor.


Anger And Emotion Boil Over At Town Hall On Police Shooting Of Eric Logan

Jun 24, 2019
Justin Hicks / WVPE

For 90 minutes Sunday afternoon a town hall played out at Washington HIgh School in South Bend designed to be a first step in moving forward from the Eric Logan shooting.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

Family and community members continue to question the official version of events on the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan early Sunday morning. Many are frustrated that Sgt. Ryan O’Neill’s body and dashboard camera were not turned on.

Justin Hicks / WVPE

Community members at a vigil in South Bend Monday night are looking for answers following the shooting death of 53-year-old Eric Logan by a police officer early Sunday morning.


(Officials have two conflicting birth dates for Logan. 1964 or 1965.)


Logan, who is black, was shot in the parking lot of Central High Apartments on the corner of Colfax Avenue and Williams Street. He was transported in a police vehicle to a hospital where he died.