South Bend Common Council seeks to change whistleblower rules

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The South Bend Common Council is working to make some changes to the current whistleblower rules.

Right now, police and firefighters can still be punished for speaking out.

The council voted unanimously to add them to the whistleblower protection rules.

This move comes after Officer Jack Stilp learned he could get punished for 10 days after speaking to media about feeling threatened by the commander of the Metro Homicide Unit.

A final decision needs to be made by the board of public safety.

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