Black Lives Matter South Bend and the NAACP are speaking out against a proposal to have the South Bend Common Council gives the mayor authority over the Community Police Review Office.
The whole issue over who oversees the board comes after it was revealed that the baord’s director Joshua Reynolds served 7 suspensions while working as an Indianapolis police officer — something the city clerk, who hired Reynolds, says she wasn’t aware of.
The Mayor says Reynolds should be fired.
BLM South Bend says if the mayor is in charge of the Police Review Office, that would tarnish the board’s political independence since the mayor also appoints the Chief of Police and members of the Board of Public Safety.
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