Controversy surrounding use of South Bend police car

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
Courtesy: Gary Morseau Sr.

Courtesy: Gary Morseau Sr.

Photos surfaced Thursday of an unmarked South Bend police car pulling children on sleds behind it.

The car was reportedly taken home by Officer Will Johnson, an investigator with the South Bend Police Department.

The department is looking into the matter, after the photos were posted on Facebook by South Bend resident, Gary Morseau, who posted that he was upset with how the car was being used.

NewsCenter16 spoke to Capt. Phil Trent with the South Bend Police Department earlier Thursday evening.

“His take home car privileges have been currently suspended and we are examining the images that were provided to us as well as investigating the claims to see what, if any, duty manual violations were committed or violations of Indiana law," said Trent.

We reached out to Officer Johnson for comment, but have not heard back.

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