Family of black Indiana man killed by officer files lawsuit


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The family of a 54-year-old man fatally shot by a white officer is suing the officer and the city of South Bend, Indiana, where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor.

Eric Logan's relatives filed the lawsuit today in federal court. It accuses Sgt. Ryan O'Neill of using excessive deadly force when he shot Logan on June 16. The lawsuit also names the city of South Bend as a defendant but does not name Buttigieg.

Prosecutors say O'Neill was responding to a report of a person breaking into cars when he confronted Logan. O'Neill said he shot Logan after he refused orders to drop a knife. The shooting wasn't recorded because O'Neill didn't turn his body camera on.

A spokeswoman said the city doesn't comment on pending lawsuits.

Subscribe Today

Sign up for our email newsletter to receive daily news.

Want more? Click here to subscribe to either the Print or Digital Editions.