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Indiana Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Man Resigns

A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the June 16 shooting

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    Indiana Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Man Resigns
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    Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Eric Logan outside of the South Bend Police Station following his funeral on June 29, 2019, in South Bend, Indiana. Logan was shot and killed by South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O'Neill, who was investigating a report of car break-ins in the area. Logan was reported to be holding a knife when he was shot. The shooting caused outrage in the community and turmoil for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who is mayor of the city.

    A white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking protests and roiling the presidential campaign of Mayor Pete Buttigieg, has resigned.

    The Fraternal Order of Police announced Sgt. Ryan O'Neill's resignation from the South Bend Police Department on Monday night.

    The union says O'Neill's decision to resign was due to stress and media attention given to last month's shooting of Eric Logan. The union also pointed to "hateful things said on social media."

    Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski confirmed he received O'Neill's resignation letter and that his departure was effective immediately.

    Authorities have said O'Neill was responding to a report of a person breaking into cars and confronted Logan, and that the officer said he shot Logan after he refused orders to drop a knife.

    A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the June 16 shooting.