After six shootings late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, the South Bend police department called in St. Joseph’s County officers for assistance.
After the fallout from a recent police shooting unleashed turmoil on South Bend, former Common Council president Derek Dieter has a message for Mayor Pete Buttigieg: “resign.”
A Sunday town hall featuring South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg involved several heated audience outbursts over the recent police shooting of an African-American man, leaving the presidential hopeful facing questions over his handling of racial tensions in his community.
It was the winter of 2012, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg was having trouble with his police department.
When he took office as the youngest-ever mayor of South Bend, Ind., at the beginning of the year, Buttigieg vowed to transform the rust belt city with “data-driven decision making.” But so far, his biggest splash has been a racially charged battle over his firing of the popular black police chief Darryl Boykins. That scandal, coupled with an ongoing gun violence plague, led Buttigieg to decide he needed to search outside South Bend for a chief to permanently replace Boykins and “modernize the police department.”
2020 Democratic candidates interviewed by the New York Times split on their openness to expanding the Supreme Court from its current slate of nine justices.
After 18 people were killed in South Bend during the summer of 2012, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D.) declared the city “unacceptably violent” and announced a data-driven anti-violence commission to combat the problem.
Speaking at a late-night press conference on Sunday, Buttigieg admitted that in past instances of police misconduct, he “hesitated” to be transparent with the public.
Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of Indiana’s fourth-largest city (South Bend) and a strong contender in the 2020 Democratic primary, does not believe he would be the first gay president in American history, if elected.