A South Bend police officer charged with a civil rights crime earlier this year resigned from the South Bend Police Department this week.
Robert was charged in May with depriving a person of civil rights while acting under the color of law in connection to a 2010 incident in which he punched a handcuffed St. Joseph County Jail inmate. The incident was caught on camera.
- RELATED: South Bend officer accused of assaulting handcuffed man charged with civil rights violation, May 15, 2015
He was placed on unpaid leave in May following the federal charge. His federal trial was scheduled to begin Monday.
Read more about Robert’s history with the department in the full story from the South Bend Tribune.
- RELATED: Theodore Robert to face federal trial in October for U.S. Justice Department charge, July 14, 2015