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South Bend leaders ready to take action after series of discussions on public safety

NOW: South Bend leaders ready to take action after series of discussions on public safety

SOUTH BEND, Ind – Leaders in the city of South Bend continued their discussion on public safety on Thursday evening. 

“The only way we’re going to deal with issues within our city regarding crime and violence is through conversations,” South Bend Common Council President Tim Scott said. 

Thursday’s meeting at the Charles Black center was the wrap up of a series of discussions that touched on Use of force policy, police pursuit policy, body camera policy and more. 

“Two things have happened the community has had a chance to learn in much more detail how these policies and practices work and the community has had a chance to have input,” South Bend’s Mayor Pete Buttigieg said.  

ABC57 reported on previous meetings that brought many of the policies to the forefront after the police involved shooting of Eric Logan in June. 

Both City Officials and community members said everyone in the community should be involved in community meetings so their voices and recommendation will be heard. 

Mayor Buttigieg said he would like action to be taken on the recommendations made through the recent meetings. 

“We know this will be brought before the board of safety in this coming month and I want to get as much as we can done by the end of the year,” Mayor Buttigieg said. 

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