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South Bend Common Council dismisses Henry Davis Jr. complaints

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SOUTH BEND - After some heated discussion a couple weeks ago at a rules committee meeting and even some tension at the committee meeting Monday afternoon, the South Bend Common Council decided not to discipline Henry Davis Jr for a controversial picture he posted to Facebook in January.

Councilmembers left the decision to President Oliver Davis to move forward how he saw fit. He decided to accept a motion from Henry Davis, Jr.'s attorney to dismiss the complaint.

There was a lot of discussion about the interpretation of municipal code regarding whether President Oliver Davis should have been able to vote in the past on the Rules Committee or what exactly constituted a majority vote.

In the end, council members decided the discussion could go on forever and it was important for the city of South Bend to move forward from the issue.

"I'm just happy we'll be able to move forward," Henry Davis Jr., South Bend Common Councilmember said. "I'm elated. But I'm more happy at this time that we're going to be able to concentrate on city business."

Some council members added that there should be a social media policy drafted to avoid this type of situation in the future.
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