South Bend Community Police Review Board Director discusses new role

NOW: South Bend Community Police Review Board Director discusses new role

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The new Director of the South bend Community Police Review Board says he's excited about getting to work to help the relationship between citizens and police more "synergized". 

In his first interview since being announced as director, Pastor Charles King III talks to ABC57 News about launching the new board which was spurred by the deadly police shooting of Eric Logan.

"It may take some time but this board is going to get in place," King said. 

King, a South Bend native, was chosen to lead the new initiative out of a pool of 50 candidates, according to the city. King is currently the Director of Urban Youth Services at the YMCA of Greater Michiana and will begin his new role May 15.

"First thing I want to do is make sure that I have good open communication with the community and keep building on the police rapport that they have within the city," King said. "Keep strengthening that and making it stronger and just being an ear that can also go to the table and talk on behalf of the citizens of South Bend."

Now the South Bend Common Council is tasked with filling out the nine-member board. Each member gets to offer up one nominee. Applications are still being accepted. 

 

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