Mayor Pete Buttigieg faced angry protesters at his town hall over a cop shooting of a black man in his town of South Bend, Indiana.
They are not happy, especially since somehow the cop’s bodycam was magically turned off before the shooting.
More about the town hall at NBC News:
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was peppered with tough questions Sunday as he sat alongside the city’s police chief at a town hall event following a white police officer shooting a black man to death one week prior.
Buttigieg was repeatedly shouted down and met with profanities and heckles as he spoke during the extremely tense and emotional town hall meeting at a local high school about last weekend’s shooting.
The shooting took place when South Bend police responded to a report of a suspicious person going through cars at an apartment complex. When South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O’Neill, engaged with the suspect, 53-year-old Eric Jack Logan, Logan allegedly approached the officer with a knife. The officer then fired at Logan, who was taken to a hospital and soon after was pronounced dead. The officer was treated for minor injuries.
Here’s another video of the town hall:
Buttigieg and South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski took questions for nearly two hours, with attendees pointedly asking about the failures of the police officer’s body camera.
Buttigieg acknowledged that two of his initiatives — implementing body cameras for officers and diversifying the police force — have not yet been successful.
Asked about the failure of the body cameras, he said, “If anybody is trying to figure out who to hold responsible, the administration bought the technology, hired the officer and wrote the policy.”
“So at the end of the day, I’m responsible,” Buttigieg said.
BUT also at the end of the day, Booty-judge is leaving and going to the presidential election debates. And that’s just gonna get the protesters even more angry.
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