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UPDATE: No charges filed yet against man injured during arrest

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A man that wound up in the hospital after an altercation with a South Bend Police officer is home from the hospital. Thomas Stevens was hospitalized last week after an altercation with officer Aaron Knepper after Knepper tried to pull Stevens over for a traffic violation.

We spoke to the mother of Thomas Stevens, Suzanne Stevens. She tells us Stevens was released from the hospital and is currently staying with friends.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutors office released a statement saying no charges would be filed against Thomas Stevens or Suzanne Stevens at this time. The investigation is still on-going by County Metro Homicide Unit, and the prosecutors office is still waiting to make a decision on what charges will be filed.

The prosecutors office says they have to wait to charge the suspects until they have made all charging decisions.  Issuing different charges at two different times for that same incident would violate double jeopardy.

The County Metro Homicide Unit was called to take over the investigation because of the arrest by a law enforcement officer that resulted in a serious injury to Stevens.

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