The discussion about a set of discipline guidelines for the South Bend Police Department continued at a community meeting Tuesday night. The proposed discipline matrix lays out punishments for officer misconduct. It’s meant to improve consistency in disciplines given to officers.
The Board of Public Safety delayed a decision last month to allow for more input from the community. At a community meeting Tuesday night people most commonly expressed the opinion that the matrix, as it stands now, gives officers too many chances for repeat offenses and that some punishments weren’t serious enough.