Judge asks lawyers to consider allowing mediator to step in for dispute over police tapes
SOUTH BEND —
A possible solution to resolve a dispute in South Bend over police tapes.
A judge is now asking lawyers for the South Bend Common Council, mayor and several police officers to consider allowing a mediator to step in.
Jeff Parrott with the South Bend Tribune reports it could help end a six-year legal battle over who should be allowed to hear the recordings.
If the sides decide mediation isn't a "viable option," the judge will rule within 30 days of receiving their decision.
The administration has argued the recordings violated state and federal wiretap laws and says it will only turn them over to the Common Council under a court order.