South Bend police officer who fatally shot black man resigns

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The white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man final month — inflicting Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to briefly return dwelling — has resigned.

Fraternal Order of Police president Harvey Mills confirmed Sgt. Ryan O’Neill’s departure from the South Bend Police Division, saying in a launch that the officer “did his job and was compelled to defend his personal life from a convicted felon who was armed with an eight-inch searching knife.”

“We’re assured that the investigation into the taking pictures will decide that the motion he took was justified based mostly on the regulation and his coaching.”

O’Neill was responding to a name a few suspicious individual going via vehicles on June 16 when he confronted 54-year-old Eric Logan, who was inside a automobile, authorities mentioned.

Logan, who was armed with a knife, was shot by O’Neill after he refused to drop the weapon.

The subsequent day, Buttigieg, who’s the mayor of South Bend, deserted the presidential marketing campaign path and returned to the town to handle the police-involved taking pictures.

In a Monday assertion, Buttigeig mentioned, “We’ll await outcomes of the unbiased prison investigation, and apply any classes discovered to our work on the way forward for the Police Division and the neighborhood.”

With Submit wires