Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Man in South Bend Resigns

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The white police officer who fatally shot a Black man in June has resigned, officials said on July 15.

The South Bend Police Department confirmed in a tweet that Sergeant Ryan O’Neill resigned from the department and handed his resignation letter to Chief Scott Ruszkowski.

“I can confirm that Sergeant Ryan O’Neill resigned from the South Bend Police Department effective immediately. I am in receipt of his resignation letter. I will have no further comment at this time,” the statement read.

O’Neill shot and killed Eric Logan, 54, after he was allegedly found breaking into cars, the Associated Press previously reported. O’Neill claimed Logan approached him while still carrying a knife that the officer had instructed him to put down, which led O’Neill to shoot at the 54-year-old man. However, the officer was not wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting and it is unclear…

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