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South Bend police to get body camera upgrades after shooting

Jul. 19, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor is updating its police officers' body camera technology following the recent fatal police shooting of a black man. South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O' Neill fatally shot Eric Logan on June 16, but the...

Hollywood stars open wallets to Buttigieg's 2020 campaign

Jul. 18, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A-list celebrities seem to be opening their hearts — or at least their wallets — to Pete Buttigieg. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor was a virtual unknown months ago. But he used breakout town hall performances, viral moments and his biography as a millennial, gay military...

Celtics' Stevens on board with lookalike candidate Buttigieg

Jul. 17, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If this basketball thing doesn't work out for Brad Stevens, he already has a backup plan in mind. The Boston Celtics coach joked on Wednesday that he's hoping to capitalize on his resemblance to Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. "I can get a job with 'Saturday Night Live,'"...

Officers attend funeral for girl killed in cruise ship fall

Jul. 16, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Police officers were among the mourners at the funeral of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico. Chloe Wiegand died July 7 when she fell through an open 11th-story window on the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship. WSBT-TV reports that...

Indiana police officer who fatally shot black man resigns

Jul. 15, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking protests and roiling the presidential campaign of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, has resigned, the local police union announced Monday. The Fraternal Order of Police said Sgt. Ryan O'Neill's resignation from the...

In Buttigieg and Biden, Dems confront generational divide

Jul. 15, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Amy McInerney at first saw Joe Biden as Democrats' best hope to beat President Donald Trump — an experienced politician with the potential to peel off some of Trump's working-class supporters. Then she heard Pete Buttigieg speak. "I felt like Pete more represented my...

Dem infighting on race spills into 2020 presidential contest

Jul. 13, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The highly public rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a clutch of freshmen congresswomen led by Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has spilled into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest. The intramural conflict is threatening to overshadow President Donald Trump's history of...

AP Interview: Buttigieg discusses his plan to tackle racism

Jul. 11, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

Pete Buttigieg has a message for white liberals who decry racism: "Good intentions are not going to be enough." The Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, mayor is combating perceptions that he's out of touch with black people and will struggle to win their votes. On Thursday, he unveiled his...

Prosecutor: Probe of black man's shooting won't be rushed

Jul. 9, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The special prosecutor who's investigating a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black man in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor said Tuesday that his probe won't be rushed and will take "as long as it takes." A St. Joseph County...

Buttigieg talks about next steps in police shooting review

Jul. 8, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend, Indiana, mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he'll ask the city's Board of Public Safety to conduct a "community-oriented" review of officers' use of deadly force, body cameras and suspect pursuit policies. Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) promised...