One-on-one with Joshua Reynolds

Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 6:53 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - In a 16 News Now original story, out Joshua Short spoke with the city’s first-ever director of the Community Police Review Board.

South Bend officials recently tapped Joshua Reynolds to lead that board, which will investigate citizen complaints of police misconduct.

“I left law enforcement in 2017, but I still have a deep concern about law enforcement in America today,” Reynolds said in a zoom interview.

In America today, there’s major concern about what’s next for policing. This comes on the heels of the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death and the ensuing protests taking place around the nation.

South Bend is facing its own battles too as the city approaches two years since the death of Eric Logan. Police shot and killed him on father’s day back in 2019 after officials say he ran toward an officer with a knife.

City clerk Dawn Jones has tapped him to be South Bend’s first-ever director of the board.

He’s an Indianapolis native who served 14 years on the police force there. He also served 12 years with the Indiana Army National Guard. His experience includes a certification in civil rights investigations.

That board he’ll oversee has nine members, six representing each council member from the city’s six districts and three more for the At-Large council members.

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