Mayor Pete Buttigieg was notified this afternoon of the results of Metro Homicide’s investigation into the officer-involved shooting on Thursday, April 5. The investigation found that South Bend Police Officer James Dennin’s use of his weapon was justifiable in self-defense, based on statements by several witnesses to the incident and audio captured at the scene.
“We are very concerned any time we learn of a shooting involving a South Bend officer. I appreciate the thoroughness of the outside investigation, which determined that the officer used lethal force in self-defense and as a last resort. I am thankful that Officer Dennin did not sustain any injuries. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this incident and their families.”
Now that the Metro Homicide Unit has released its findings, the South Bend Police Department will conduct an internal review to ensure that departmental policies and training were followed.
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