Personnel records for officers involved in fatal pursuits released

ELKHART, Ind. – The Elkhart Police Department has released the personnel records for the officers who initiated two recent fatal pursuits.

ABC 57 News requested the personnel records as part of our continued investigation into the incidents.

According to the Elkhart Police Department, Sgt. Ryan Huff and Ptl. Steven Jones, were the officers who initiated the pursuits. The pursuit initiated by Sgt. Huff occurred on June 9th. The pursuit initiated by Ptl. Jones occurred on June 15th.

According to the personnel records we received, Sgt. Huff started working with the Elkhart Police Department in May of 2016, and has been in law enforcement since March of 2011.

Ptl. Jones has been with the Elkhart Police Department since January of 2018.

The records do not indicate any disciplinary action taken against either officer while with EPD.

EPD denied our requests for in-car and body-worn video, citing an open investigation.

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