A South Bend Police Department officer was placed on unpaid leave Wednesday, May 20, after he was indicted last week on a federal civil rights charge.
The Board of Public Safety voted to put 40-year-old Theodore Robert on unpaid administrative leave during its meeting Wednesday, the South Bend Tribune reported. Robert was placed on paid administrative leave in November for an unrelated incident.
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Robert is accused of assaulting a handcuffed man at the St. Joseph County Jail on May 30, 2010. Surveillance footage shows Robert shoving the handcuffed man around a room inside the jail and punching him. The U.S. Justice Department charged Robert with depriving a person of civil rights while acting under the color of law.