An Indiana State Police investigation into South Bend’s police chief is over.
The Board of Public Safety handed the report over to the city’s legal department after discussing it during an executive session Monday.
Chief Ron Teachman is accused of not backing an officer up when a fight broke out outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center in April.
Rev. Greg Brown initially brought the incident up during a Common Council meeting. The council referred the issue to the Board of Public Safety, who petitioned for state police to investigate so there wouldn’t be a conflict of interest.
It’s unclear what’s in the report, but a spokesperson for Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he plans to review it and take the appropriate action.
Members of the common council say they have yet to receive any information about the investigation’s findings, but expect to be filled in since the issue was brought up at one of their meetings.
“Obviously, I want full disclosure of what's taken place and what's going on, what the state police have found out,” said Councilman Henry Davis Jr. “So we're all clear and we know where to step off at this point”
The council plans to write a letter to the mayor’s office if they don’t receive any information in the next couple of days.