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South Bend Common Council conflict continues: Henry Davis Jr. sends heated email to Derek Dieter

SOUTH BEND - South Bend Common Councilman Henry Davis Jr. included FOX28 in an e-mail to fellow council member Derek Dieter, in which he told him, "I do not trust you because you have caused so much stress to me and my family."
The e-mail is in response to an invitation to Dieter's 'Get Booked' presser event Friday afternoon; a program that aims to keep kids out of trouble by putting free book huts in their neighborhood.

In Davis' e-mail he rejects the invitation to attend the event saying, "Derek, you should be ashamed of yourself. This press conference is ALL about you and not the residents of the district that I have served faithfully since 2008."

Davis adds that Dieter shouldn't take this as an "angry" message but refuses to support Dieter for his safety.
The e-mail comes after heated exchanges between the two during last Monday's Rules Committee meeting, as the Council debated whether to discipline Davis for posting an obscene image involving a man and a dog on his Facebook page. Dieter filed a complaint to police against Davis for his comments during the meeting.

FOX28 went to the Get Booked press event and asked Dieter about Henry Davis Jr.'s email.  He said, "This is his district so I invited him to come out to an event in his district."

Henry Davis Jr. told us he turned down the event invite because of all the recent drama, "No win situation, If i go he's looked upon as the leader in this situation and he's offering an olivebranche again meanwhile I'm being investigated and my father's being investigated onfrivolouss charges.  If I don't go, I don't care about my district or the people in myconstituencyy base."
In his email to Dieter he said quote, "I could continue with all of the traps you have set for my downfall but I am sure you know them better than I could state them.

Dieter wouldn't comment on Davis Jr's email, question after question he gave this same response, "All I can tell you is I sent an email to him for an event for him to come to in his district."

Council President Oliver Davis did not want to comment about this conflict on camera but did tell us quote,  "We're going to fly by their issues and focus on the great things we're announcing in the next couple of weeks. They're going to settle their business outside."
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