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SOUTH BEND — South Bend Mayor James Mueller said Monday that later this week he will release a police officer discipline matrix, the department will ban choke holds, and he’ll ask a consultant when the city can release its recommendations for police reforms called for after the officer killing of Eric Logan a year ago.

Mueller made the announcements at a news conference at the Howard Park Event Center, after the common council’s release Friday of a letter sharply criticizing his handling of the issues. The council has tabled Mueller’s request to give police officers a 2.5% pay raise, on top of the 2% raise they’re already receiving this year, until it has more time to discuss the proposal.

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