The family of Eric Logan, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the officer involved and the City of South Bend, Indiana.
The lawsuit, which was filed on June 26, states that Sergeant Ryan O’Neill fatally shot Logan during an encounter on June 16 at approximately 3:33 a.m. O’Neill was responding to a report of a car burglary at the Central High Apartments when he encountered the 54-year-old father of seven hanging out of the driver’s side window.
According to the lawsuit, O’Neill asked Logan if the vehicle was his, and Logan said it was. The officer, who did not activate his body camera, claimed Logan had a knife in his hand and was advancing towards him. Logan’s family has denied O’Neill’s claims and allege the officer shot Logan as he walked to his mother’s…
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