A small group marched to the County City Building, asking for more transparency from the South Bend Mayor's Office.
The group, now known as Citizens United for a Better Government, rallied a few blocks away before marching to the County City Building where the Mayor's Night In was being held.
The group was chanting "no justice, no peace" and "release the tapes."
Several leaders from the group spoke out, saying they question the Mayor's appointment of Interim Police Chief Chuck Hurley. Plus the group questioned whether police investigations are being handled fairly in the city if racist comments were made by officers.
The group is now preparing a petition to impeach Mayor Buttigieg, after claiming he has lied about whether or not he can release the tapes.
“There's the Mayor's side so far as we can determine which is not supported by the facts or the law,” said Citizens United for a Better Government President Mario Sims. “Then there's the reality about Karen Depaepe, which no one has refuted, which there is racist, criminal and unethical comments made. Common sense will tell you if those comments were made, someone would deny them, at this point no one has denied there's criminal or racist content on the tape.”
This is the first of a series of rallies planned, until the tapes are played. In the meantime, the group plans to gather signatures for the petition.