SBPD officer suspended after being stopped by store's loss prevention staff

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) A South Bend police officer has been suspended with pay after being stopped by loss prevention staff at a local retail store.

The officer's identity has not been released.

From the South Bend Police Department:

An officer was relieved of duty with pay after being stopped yesterday by loss prevention staff at a local retail store. At the request of Chief Ruszkowski, the Indiana State Police will investigate the incident and refer its findings to the County Prosecutor for review.

An internal investigation by the South Bend Police Department is in progress at this time.

No other information has been released. We'll post updates as we learn more.