South Bend council to discuss wiretapping case in executive session
The South Bend Common Council will meet in executive session Wednesday afternoon to discuss the ongoing litigation concerning the South Bend Police tapes.
Council member John Voorde says the case has already cost the council more than $2 million in legal fees. He says he doesn't want to spend any more taxpayer money on the case.
The council sued the mayor's office in 2012 to get access to the recordings made of phone conversations at the police department.
Several officers joined the suit in an attempt to keep the tapes from being released.
The tapes allegedly have officers making racist remarks targeting former Police Chief Darryl Boykins.
Voorde says it could take more than 2 years for the case to end.