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Family of Black Man Shot by Indiana Cop Sues Officer, City of South Bend

HeadlineJun 27, 2019

In Indiana, the family of Eric Logan, the 54-year-old black man who was shot dead by a white police officer earlier this month, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against officer Ryan O’Neill and the city of South Bend. The officer did not have his body camera turned on at the time but claims he fired at Logan after he approached him with a knife and refused to drop it.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has come under fire following Logan’s death. Residents have called him out for failing to hold the police accountable and favoring wealthy white residents over black citizens. People of color make up 40% of South Bend’s population. He has also been accused of neglecting his mayoral duties to spend time on the 2020 campaign trail. Buttigieg is set to appear on stage tonight for the second night of the Democratic primary debate.

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