Pete Buttigieg: police killing exposes mayor's troubled history with minorities

Indiana city’s black residents says Buttigieg’s handling of a tragedy is part of a pattern that leaves people of color behind

At a South Bend council meeting last week, Tyree Bonds, the brother of Eric Logan, a black man shot and killed last week by a white police officer, stood up with a message for this Indiana city, whose mayor has emerged as an unexpected force in the 2020 Democratic race.

“Stop using [the shooting] for your own personal agenda,” he said.

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