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South Bend City Council pushes mayor to release Teachman Investigation report


The South Bend City Council is requesting an update on the Indiana State Police investigation involving Police Chief Ron Teachman.

Council Vice-President Oliver Davis says the council believes Mayor Buttigieg received the report on Monday morning during a Board of Public Safety Executive Session. He says there is no reason the information from the report should not have been shared by now.

Today, Councilman Davis said he has talked to many people, including neighbors, city workers and South Bend police officers, who express concern about the delay. He says people are now beginning to wonder if there could be a cover-up.

Davis says he wants to be positive about what the report has to say about Teachman's conduct, but he also maintains that the best way to clear up rumors of a cover-up is for the Mayor to release the report.

Davis says disclosing the information will also be a way to gain closure on a matter that has dragged on for over three months now.

A Privilege of the Floor form was first filed on May 29th requesting the City look into matters involving the South Bend Police Chief. The form was filed by South Bend resident, Rev. Greg Brown, who alleged Chief Teachman failed to assist a fellow officer who was breaking up a fight in April.

Records show the matter was referred to the Board of Public Safety the following day. At the end of June, the Board requested the official investigation by the Indiana State Police.

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