in the vicinityVideoPete Buttigieg holds emotional town hall a week after the fatal police shooting
Mayor Pete Buttigieg holds the city hall a week after a deadly police shooting in South Bend, Indiana.
A town hall with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg transferred into chaos Sunday as the city struggled to respond to a deadly police-involved shooting last week.
In his opening speech, the 37-year-old Buttigieg, a Democrat and candidate for the office, he would be required to send a letter to the Ministry of justice that his civil rights division of view in the 16. June, the 54-year-old Eric Logan, who was black shoot. The mayor added that he would like to the local state’s attorney would report, that an independent investigator be appointed.
Buttigieg acknowledged that the city’s efforts to recruit more minority police officers and require officers to use body cameras “have not succeeded, and I take responsibility for that.” Prosecutors said the shooting of Logan was not recorded by Sgt. Ryan O’neill the body of the camera.
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O’neill, who is white, was responding to a report that met a suspicious person breaking into cars, when investigators said he fired a shot, Logan, and others, missed after Logan threatened him with a knife. Investigators said O’neill of the body of the camera was not activated automatically, because he drove slowly, without emergency lighting, while you are through an apartment building Parking lot. O’neill has since been placed on administrative leave were.
Logan’s death Buttigieg asked to cancel much of its out-of-state-election campaign this week. Buttigieg campaigns Friday returned with a trip to Miami, but skipped South Carolina event with 21 other presidential candidates, to fly home for a Friday evening community March.
The town hall was frequently interrupted by outbursts and interjection. At one point, a man yelled Buttigieg: “you gotta get back in South Carolina, as it was yesterday? Talk about “all lives matter” in South Carolina?” Another man came up to the stage yelling, Buttigieg and South Bend police chief Scott Ruszkowski, ignore attempts of the moderator to restore order.
“I don’t want to seem defensive, but we have a lot of steps,” Buttigieg said at one point. “You don’t have a clear enough yet. But I can not accept the proposal that we have not done everything.”
Meanwhile, attorney Brian Coffman has said he was preparing a Federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of South Bend is in the order of Logan’s family, and has accused the tolerate police, and other officials of the city, and bad behavior by officials.
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“This is only reactive,” Coffman told The Associated Press Buttigieg, in response to the rotation of questioned work. “It is not self-active and make sure that this never happened, and that the rules for South Bend police officers and body cameras.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.