South Bend Police Criticize Buttigieg In Wake Of Shooting

The Daily Caller | 6/24/2019 | Staff
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Posted by South Bend FOP Lodge #36 on Monday, June 24, 2019

The South Bend Fraternal Order of Police released a statement Monday evening hammering presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg for disparaging remarks he made at a recent town hall.

Buttigieg reportedly intended to ease tensions following the police shooting of Eric Logan, a black American who was allegedly carrying a knife when he confronted police on June 16th. Some citizens, however, expressed distrust. One resident, Lwan Easton, said, “I just think it’s maybe a ploy to just kind of get us all together to talk … try to build confidence in the people that they going to figure everything out.”

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The South Bend Fraternal Order of Police released a statement criticizing Buttigieg for remarks he made about police officers.

The statement began by re-affirming the police department’s commitment to the “sacred legal principle of the Presumption of Innocence” and expressing support for Officer Ryan O’Neill, who shot Eric Logan, 54, in a confrontation that drew nation-wide scrutiny in June.

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In the following paragraphs, the police department criticized Buttigieg for disparaging South Bend’s police force with comments like “All Police work and all American life takes place in the shadow of racism.”

The department accused Buttigieg of profiting from the...
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