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Anger mounts over city issues in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The South Bend Common Council is ready for a large number of people to attend Monday night’s public meeting, but it is not an item on the agenda that is drawing the crowd.

There is extra seating for an overflowing crowd. Chairs have been setup to accommodate people coming to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Last week, a three-mile march brought a large crowd to the county city buildings doorstep.

Their cry was for truth and justice in regards to the investigation into the death of Michael Anderson.

Anderson died while in police custody in late July when he choked to death on a bag of weed.

According to police he put the bag in his mouth as he tried to run for officers.

Now, the people who think the investigation into Anderson’s death has been unfairly prejudiced by the head of the Metro Homicide Unit, and his second in command. They will go before the council to voice their opinions.

They will call for their resignation and demand the council continue to push for the release of tape recordings that were made at the South Bend Police Department that are said to contain unethical, racial and possibly criminal content.

The council is expected to vote to subpoena those tape recordings from the mayor’s office at Monday night’s meeting.

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