SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend's mayor is reviewing a state police report into whether the city's police chief failed to assist an officer who was trying to break up a fight.
The city's Board of Public Safety on Monday forwarded the report about Chief Ron Teachman to Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tah-juhj) for a decision on whether disciplinary action was needed.
Board president Patrick Cottrell tells the South Bend Tribune that board members discussed the investigation with a city attorney but declined to give any details about the report.
The investigation after some activists complained an April that Teachman stayed inside the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center while another officer went to break up a fight in the parking lot.
Teachman says he expect to be cleared of any misconduct.
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