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UPDATE: Mayor's email states department heads 'serve at his pleasure'

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- We are continuing to try to get answers about the demotion of South Bend's former police chief.

Last week, Darryl Boykins was re-assigned to captain.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg said it was because of a federal investigation.

The mayor refused to answer our questions about the investigation -- including whether or not the chief did anything wrong.

On Thursday, Buttigieg's Chief of Staff sent us an e-mail that said, "The Chief of Police, like all other department heads, serves at the pleasure of the mayor."

It also said, "The mayor is not in a position to elaborate."

His e-mail suggested we contact the U.S. Attorney's Office, but the U.S. Attorney's Office told us that it has nothing to do with the case.

If you would like to read the entire e-mail, click here.


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