(South Bend, IN-AP) -A white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man is resigning. Yesterday, officials said Sergeant Ryan O’Neil has resigned after having to deal with job-related stress, a lawsuit and the negative media attention.
On June 16th, O’Neill fatally shot 53-year-old Eric Logan after he allegedly approached the officer with a knife. The death sparked a huge controversy because O’Neill’s body camera wasn’t on so the shooting wasn’t recorded.
Many locals became angry with Democratic presidential nominee and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, because he launched the body camera initiative.
Buttigieg also already faced heat for demoting the city’s first black police chief.