Pete Buttigieg

Buttigieg Enters Biggest Stage Of Career At Pivotal Moment

Jun 27, 2019
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Pete Buttigieg has been the early darling of the 2020 Democratic presidential contest, rising in the polls with a media omnipresence that's highlighted his intellect, steady demeanor and vision for a new generation of political leadership.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The family of a 54-year-old black man fatally shot by a white officer is suing the officer and the city of South Bend, Indiana, where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor.

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In the aftermath of a town hall that was at times hostile Sunday in South Bend, Pete Buttigieg has sent out a campaign email to try and explain what is happening to his supporters. 

The text of that email is below: 

It’s been a week since a member of our South Bend family was shot and killed by a police officer.

Anger And Emotion Boil Over At Town Hall On Police Shooting Of Eric Logan

Jun 23, 2019
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For 90 minutes Sunday afternoon a town hall played out at Washington HIgh School in South Bend designed to be a first step in moving forward from the Eric Logan shooting.

Logan, who was black, died June 16 after being shot by a white South Bend officer. 

For much of the 90 minutes, a nearly packed auditorium saw shouting and a meeting that at times devolved as people vented their frustrations with the South Bend Police Department, its policies, its history and its leadership. 

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg's spokesperson issued information regarding an upcoming town hall meeting, making good on the promise the mayor made Friday night to upset citizens in the wake of the police shooting that killed Eric Logan.

Read the release below:

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski showed up at a march Friday evening for shooting victim Eric Logan. They both engaged with activists.

 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski engaged with activists at a march Friday evening for shooting victim Eric Logan.

Logan was shot and killed by officer Ryan O’Neill. O’Neill says Logan was breaking into cars and threatened him with a knife. O’Neill’s body camera was not recording at the time of the incident.

Since then, tempers have been running high in South Bend. Shardae Word said during the march that having a police shooting like this happen in South Bend makes it seem more real.

Lawyer For Eric Logan's Family Says A Lawsuit Is Coming

Jun 21, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer in the Indiana city where Pete Buttigieg is mayor on Friday accused the Democratic presidential candidate of failing to be aggressive enough in setting rules to curb police misconduct.

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg went on community radio today to address the shooting death of a black man by a white South Bend police officer.

 Eric Logan was shot and killed by Sergeant Ryan O’Neill early Sunday morning. O’Neill says Logan threatened him with a knife.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a press conference Wednesday afternoon with the President of the local NAACP and other city leaders including city council members and the police chief. He talked about what's next for South Bend and about keeping the investigation as transparent as possible. 

Early Sunday morning Sergeant Ryan O’Neill of the South Bend Police Department shot and killed Eric Logan.

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Wednesday night people gathered on the basketball court at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreational Center in South Bend to remember victims of gun violence, including Eric Logan. 

Logan was killed by a South Bend Police officer Sunday. 

Organizers designed the event as a forum for concerned community members  to share and to vent their frustrations. 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten attended. Buttigieg had been criticized by some in the community for not attending a vigil for Logan that was held Monday. 

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Pete Buttigieg commented today on the Sunday morning police shooting of a black man by a white South Bend officer.

BREAKING: SBPD Body Cam Policy Announcement

Jun 18, 2019
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The spokesman for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg just issued the following release:

Buttigieg: 'Why Not' Start A First Family In White House?

Jun 16, 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to start a family with his husband, Chasten, and says that could happen if he's in the White House.

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