Former US assistant attorney general to lead assessment of Elkhart PD

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ELKHART, Ind. (WNDU) - The mayor of Elkhart has announced that an independent assessment of the Elkhart Police Department will take place.

Mayor Tim Neese has named former U.S. Assistant Attorney General Deborah Daniels to lead the assessment. Daniels will conduct an evaluation of the department for use of force, disciplinary processes and agency culture.

This comes months after a video showing two Elkhart police officers beating a man in handcuffs was released. That led to the mayor asking former Police Chief Ed Wingbigler to resign. Eventually, Chris Snyder was appointed the new police chief.

The final report from Daniels will detail how the department is doing and will also make recommendations.