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Buttigieg defends his record in dealing with communities of color


Added 04-23-19 12:57:02am EST - “Pete Buttigieg on Monday defended several decisions he made as mayor of South Bend, Ind., that critics have said negatively impacted communities of color in the city.” - Thehill.com

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Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegWarren unveils plan to cancel student loan debt, create universal free college Buttigieg says quick rise has 'created some challenges' Moulton enters 2020 White House race MORE on Monday defended several decisions he made as mayor of South Bend, Ind., that critics have said negatively impacted communities of color in the city.

Speaking at a CNN town hall event, Buttigieg stood by his decision to demote South Bend’s first-ever African-American police chief for secretly recording one of his white officers.

There are allegations that white officers on the South Bend police force used racist language in the recordings.

The South Bend City Council subpoenaed Buttigieg to obtain the recordings, but the mayor’s office refused to turn the tapes over, arguing in court that a judge must decide if they can be made public.

“These tape recordings were made in a way that may have violated the federal wire tap act … I’m not going to violate it even though I want to know what’s on those tapes like everybody else does,” Buttigieg said. 

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