South Bend Police determine Use of Force was not violated in November incident

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - South Bend Police Department Chief of Police Scott Ruszkowski has determined officers involved in the November 2022 incident with a black man did not violate Use of Force policies, according to reports.

The following groups within the police department continue to investigate the incident:

  • Supervisors
  • Use of Force Committee
  • Defensive Tactics Instructors/Training Division
  • Internal Affairs
  • Command Staff

According to officers in the released video, Perry was not the person they were looking for and the incident was a "misunderstanding".

Perry's attorney told ABC57 News he hopes to get the felony resisting arrest and marijuana possession charges against him thrown out.

They also plan to sue the police department and the city.

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