Councilmembers: 'Answers needed' about alleged threats of city employee

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- On Tuesday, 2nd District Council Member Henry Davis, Jr. and 1st District Council Member Tim Scott sent a press release out asking for answers about a new development in the SBPD tape scandal.

In the release, they stated that they learned through local news media that a South Bend police officer had been allegedly threatened by the Commander of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit and are "looking for leadership and answers."

To watch the story ABC 57 did about this development last week, click here.

Davis and Scott go on to say, "the Council has hear absolutely nothing from either Chief Hurley or Mayor Buttigieg about this alleged incident involving one of our police officers who is a city employee being verbally threatened."

You can click here to read the full release.

They will be asking the entire Common Council to begin an investigation, and will suggest requesting a special prosecutor, since the Commander is an employee of the Prosecutor's Office and this would create a conflict of interests.

The council members said they will be available at 3 p.m. in the Council Chambers to discuss this further. ABC 57's Jason Aubry will be at the chambers and will have a full report coming up on ABC 57 News at 6 & 7 p.m.

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