South Bend OKs random inspections for body camera footage

(Sarah Welliver/The Elkhart Truth)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A new policy adopted in the wake of a black man’s fatal shooting by a white South Bend police officer calls for random inspections of officers’ body camera footage and for officers to state a reason before ending a recording.

The South Bend Tribune reports that the city’s Board of Public Safety approved the new policy on Wednesday.

The policy has been under scrutiny since the June 16 shooting of 54-year-old Eric Logan.

According to police reports, Logan was armed with a knife and swung at the officer who, in turn, shot Logan.

The shooting wasn’t captured on police video because the officer’s dash and body cameras weren’t activated.

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