Board of Public Safety holds hearing about South Bend Police sergeant

The South Bend Board of Public Safety held an administrative hearing Monday about Sergeant David Beaty. The hearing is related to incidents that allegedly happened during his off time.

South Bend Police Chief Ron Teachman is recommending the Board of Public Safety fire Beaty.

Beaty has been with the department for almost 23 years.

One of the incidents in question allegedly happened October 16, 2014.

Beaty, a frequent visitor of the P&G Restaurant allegedly went behind the counter to get more coffee and called the waitress vulgar names.

Beaty denied saying anything to or about the waitress.

The other incident happened while Beaty was working at Brothers on the night of October 31 into November 1.

Multiple witnesses said Beaty was made aware of a police that said officers cannot work inside a business while alcohol is being served.

Beaty said he was inside the bar to escort a patron out of the bar when someone stole a laptop from his police cruiser.

Witnesses said they saw the person steal the laptop and Beaty left his squad car unlocked.

Beaty said he told his supervisor he was working at Brothers, but is accused of not telling his supervisor.

The hearing began at 8:30 a.m. and continued past 5 p.m. A decision is not expected on Monday.

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