May 1, 2020
Mayor James Mueller received a response to his March 13th letter to Special Prosecutor Ric Hertel requesting clarifications and the release of additional information and evidence from the investigation into the death of Eric Logan.
“I appreciate the conversation with the Special Prosecutor and receiving a response to my letter but am disappointed that he is declining to provide additional information and clarification at this time,” said Mayor James Mueller. “Our community deserves to have these answers to our questions about what happened the night of Eric Logan’s death. The Special Prosecutor informed me that the Logan family will have access to the underlying evidence as part of the pending legal proceedings in federal court. My administration will continue to push to have as much of that information released to the public as the law will allow.”
The Logan family filed a civil lawsuit against the City in federal court that is ongoing. A criminal case against former officer Ryan O’Neill unrelated to Eric Logan’s death is pending in state court.
A copy of Hertel’s April 29 letter can be read here: http://docs.southbendin.gov/WebLink/0/edoc/309600/4.29.2020%20Letter%20to%20Mayor%20Mueller.pdf
A copy of the Mayor’s March 13 letter to Hertel can be read here: http://docs.southbendin.gov/WebLink/0/edoc/309599/3.13.2020%20Letter%20to%20the%20Special%20Prosecutor.pdf