Please note: Over-the-air viewers in South Bend need to re-scan televisions on Friday, October 18 to continue to receive ABC57, MyMichiana, Telemundo, MeTV, Decades, Movies!, Start TV and ThisTV and most other local channels in addition to WBND/WMYS. Those viewers unable to currently receive these stations over-the-air should see improved reception on October 18. Cable and satellite viewers are not impacted.

Further information on the re-scan can be found at:

https://www.abc57.com/news/antenna-viewers-plan-to-rescan-your-television-on-october-18

Tip Line: 574-344-5557 | news57@abc57.com

7 Lawsuits: How much will they cost the City of South Bend?

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Right now, the City of South Bend is being threatened by seven lawsuits related to the South Bend Police Department phone recording scandal.

We wanted to know 'Who is on the hook for that?', and 'How much will it cost?'

ABC 57 News spent the day hitting the streets and looking for answers.

We uncovered that the city itself may actually be in the clear on some of these lawsuits.

According to Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Wiretapping Act doesn't allow for civil suits against municipalities.

That means the initial five Notices of Tort Claim from Corbett, Wells, Richmond, and Youngs may never cost the city a dime.

However, the civil suits from Boykins and DePaepe are a different story.


Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

0 Comments

Post a comment
Be the first to leave a comment!
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?