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Elkhart Police Chief Resigns
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Elkhart Police Chief Ed Windbigler resigned at the request of the mayor on Monday.

His resignation followed new allegations that an officer with a drunk driving conviction was promoted and never disciplined.

A series of stories by the South Bend Tribune and the investigative group ProPublica raised questions about discipline in the department. Windbigler has promoted 18 supervisors who have disciplinary records.

A video surfaced showing officers beating a handcuffed man who attempted to spit at them. Two officers are now charged with misdemeanor battery.



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