SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The family of a 54-year-old man fatally shot by a white officer is suing the officer and the city of South Bend, Indiana, where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor.
Eric Logan’s relatives filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court. It accuses Sgt. Ryan O’Neill of using excessive deadly force when he shot Logan on June 16. The lawsuit also names the city of South Bend as a defendant but does not name Buttigieg.READ MORE: 75-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed By CTA Train
Prosecutors say O’Neill was responding to a report of a person breaking into cars when he confronted Logan. O’Neill said he shot Logan after he refused orders to drop a knife. The shooting wasn’t recorded because O’Neill didn’t turn his body camera on.READ MORE: Cats In Action Works To Feed, Neuter Feral Cats In Wrightwood
A spokeswoman said the city doesn’t comment on pending lawsuits.MORE NEWS: Cook County Unveils New Ad To Get More People Vaccinated
Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.