Descision delayed in SBPD tape case

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- We've got another 60 days of waiting in the South Bend police tapes case.

A judge ruled to delay the decision during a status hearing Monday morning.

The South Bend Common Council wants the mayor to turn over those cassette tapes of recorded phone conversations. The city wants a federal judge to give the okay to release them.

That request is in jeopardy because of a pending motion to dismiss that case and another expected to be filed soon by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The tapes allegedly contain high ranking law enforcement officers making unethical, racial and possibly criminal comments.

The local circuit court judge will meet with the attorneys again on Feb. 15 to reassess the status of the case.

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