South Bend Common Council files motion to get police tapes release

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The South Bend Common Council's legal team took action in an effort to get some phone recordings made at the South Bend police department made public.

On Friday, a motion was filed with the St. Joseph Circuit Court to compel the mayor's office to release the tapes.

The council had served the mayor's office with a subpeona to release release tapes last month.

The mayor's office refused and claimed the tapes were locked up. The mayor's office also claimed that they were asking the feds to look into the issue.

Those tops lead to the demotion of the city's police chief and the firing of its communication director.

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