Local pastors call for change in South Bend, present list of demands for the mayor
SOUTH BEND, Ind. --- The South Bend community is continuing to respond to what they’re calling a crisis at home.
Following the officer-involved shooting that killed 54-year-old Eric Logan, many are speaking out about the poor police community relations.
Those poor relations are what inspired a group of local pastors to call a meeting today and make some demands of the mayor.
The demands were not only supported by the pastors from African American churches but also by some residents who came out, a South Bend common councilman, and the republican nominee hoping to replace the mayor next year.
The group wants Mayor Pete Buttigieg to step down from his position if he refuses to appoint a new police chief, suspend his run for president, release the infamous South Bend police tapes, and settle the wrongful death civil lawsuit filed by the family of Eric Logan.
Also invited to the meeting was the South Bend Fraternal Order of Police. They did not show up but they have also recently expressed their dissatisfaction with the mayor.