Members of the South Bend Common Council had high hopes for Wednesday's executive meeting about the ongoing wiretapping investigation. But they left with more questions than answers.
After hiring an attorney, they met with Mayor Buttigieg to argue why the tapes can legally be released.
After just over an hour of deliberation behind closed doors, no final decisions were made as a result of tonight's meeting.
The purpose of that meeting was to allow a presentation by the South Bend Common Council and their Attorney Spencer Walton on the pending decision about whether or not to release those tapes.
The council and their attorney believe the tapes should be released, and found other laws to support it. But, the Mayor and his legal team see it differently.
So now, the council is waiting for the mayor to give his input on previous case law and what that means for releasing those tapes.
But attorney Walton told us everyone can agree they're ready for some answers. They do have that power and it could come down to that, but they are giving the mayor a little more time.
If they do choose to use their subpoena power, the mayor can decline, and the next step would then be to let a circuit court decide whether or not those tapes were legally recorded.