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SB Common Councilman Henry Davis files motion to dismiss Rules Committee charges against him


Citing a deadlock in the vote, South Bend Second District Common Councilman Henry Davis Jr. has filed a motion to dismiss the charges against him currently being considered by the Council Rules Committee, and asked to strike the matter from further discussion.

The Rules Committee met last Monday to discuss possible discipline for Davis after complaints were filed for an obscene image posted to his official Facebook page. After a heated discussion, the four-member panel could not reach agreement on what action to take, with Councilwoman Valerie Schey and Council President Oliver Davis arguing against punishment, and Councilmen David Varner and Fred Ferlic arguing in favor.

Davis' motion to dismiss cites Section 2-10.1 of the city Municipal Code that the Rules Committee must have a majority of committee members sign any report recommending sanctions against a council member for a violation. Davis' motion says only Varner and Ferlic signed the report.

The South Bend Common Council is scheduled to discuss charges against Davis at next Monday's meeting.

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