Buttigieg: ‘I Hesistated’ to Be Transparent After Past Police Misconduct
After a South Bend police officer shot and killed a suspect in an investigation, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) left the campaign trail to address the situation. Speaking at a late-night press conference on Sunday, Buttigieg admitted that in past instances of police misconduct, he “hesitated” to be transparent with the public.
Buttigieg’s comments came in response to a reporter’s question about the mayor’s sometimes rocky relationship with the South Bend community, following his firing of the popular black Police Chief Darryl Boykins and the ensuing lawsuits still making their way through the courts.
“One of the reasons we’re communicating upfront