SOUTH BEND, Ind.--Mayor James Mueller says he’s glad the director of the city’s police review board has resigned. Joshua Reynolds refused for months to give up, even though he had been asked to resign after his discipline record while he was an Indianapolis police officer became a matter of record.
Reynolds has resigned, but the city council effectively took away his power last month.
“I’m glad this embarrassing episode is over,” said James Mueller in a statement. “I look forward to working with the Common Council to hire a new director and move the review board forward.”
Reynolds was hired by the city clerk. It was later discovered after an investigation by the “South Bend Tribune” showed he was suspended at least six times while he was with the Indianapolis Metro Police Dept., from 2009 to 2016.
Reynolds said he would not resign, despite Mueller’s public frustration with his decision over concerns that his discipline record likely meant he would have no credibility with the police officers who would come before the review board which he was charged with leading.