Hertel holds press conference on special investigation

first_imgSouth Bend, IN—Ric Hertel, the prosecuting attorney in Ripley County, has been appointed to investigate the June 16 shooting where, Eric Logan, was shot and killed by South Bend Police Sergeant Ryan O’Neill at the Central High Apartments.According to Hertel, they will specifically be from southeast Indiana. They’re going to be detectives, crime scene investigators, and evidence technicians. Hertel has asked state police to give him a team of investigators to assist him throughout the investigation specifically from southeastern Indiana.A press conference was held Tuesday to discuss his role. Hertel says his responsibility is to investigate, re-investigate, or oversee and review the shooting of Logan.“When I’m asked about a time frame, my response is going to be, ‘As long as it takes.’ I don’t want to rush the detectives or the crime scene investigators. We want to make sure that it’s complete when we are finished,” Hertel said. Hertel says he will not be giving updates while the investigation is going on.last_img

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