An attorney has told TYT that he may be sending Buttigieg a subpoena soon. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT:
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“An attorney for the South Bend Common Council told The Young Turks he may subpoena witnesses — possibly including Mayor Pete Buttigieg — starting as early as next week, to testify about police issues including Buttigieg’s demotion of Darryl Boykins, the city’s first black police chief.
Buttigieg demoted Boykins and fired civilian police staffer Karen DePaepe in 2012 for their handling of recorded police phone calls, some of which DePaepe transferred to cassette tapes. The tapes have been one of South Bend’s biggest mysteries and controversies ever since.
The Council has for years pursued a lawsuit to force the tapes’ release. TYT reported last month that, in city legal documents, DePaepe describes white police officers on the tapes discussing using Buttigieg’s 2011 campaign donors to get him to remove Boykins. The donors told TYT they deny knowledge of any such plan.
DePaepe also wrote that officers spoke in ebonics and said, “It’s going to be a fun time when all white people are in charge.”
Attorney Bob Palmer, who represents the Council in its suit, said on Tuesday that he planned to present the subpoena option to the Council during a closed-door meeting Wednesday afternoon. Those executive-session meetings are secret by law, but for the Council to tell Palmer not to issue subpoenas, or order the suit dropped entirely, would require a vote at an open meeting. The next open meeting is Monday.”
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Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary)