Pete Buttigieg faces South Bend protesters: "You want black people to vote for you — that's not going to happen"

By Caroline Linton

/ CBS News

2020 Democratic hopeful and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg told protesters in his city on Friday that there will be a review of the police department after a white officer shot and killed a black man without his bodycam on. "I'm not asking for your vote," Buttigieg told one protester, who responded "you're not going to get it."

The protester told Buttigieg "You are truly running for president and you want black people to vote for you. You [are] running for president and you want black people to vote for you — that's not going to happen. That's not going to happen. That's not going to happen."

"I'm not asking for your vote," Buttigieg responded. "I will promise that there will be a review to make sure that there is no racism on this department and that it will be independent."

Trending News

South Bend has been shaken by the shooting, and Buttigieg has spent much of the week off the campaign trail and in the city. On Saturday, Eric Logan, a 53-year-old black man, was shot and killed by South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O'Neill.

Prosecutors say O'Neill was responding to a report of a person breaking into cars when he encountered Logan in an apartment building parking lot. O'Neill told authorities that Logan had a knife, and when he refused the officer's orders to drop it, O'Neill opened fire, shooting Logan in the stomach. Another officer took Logan in a squad car to the hospital, where he later died.

O'Neill's body camera was reportedly never activated because he had failed to turn on his squad car's emergency sirens. The camera, sirens and dashboard camera are part of an inter-connected system.

Earlier this week, Buttigieg said he would reaffirm the South Bend Police Department's policy on body cameras. He left the campaign trail for part of the week to handle the situation in South Bend, and canceled plans to attend South Carolina Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn's annual fish fry.

Another protester on Friday asked Buttigieg "Do you believe that black lives matter?" Buttigieg responded "Did you just ask me if black lives matter? Of course black lives matter."

A protester asked Buttigieg to be the first person to sign a petition urging the Department of Justice to investigate the shooting. Buttigieg said he couldn't sign it, however, and claimed it had information that would prejudice the investigation. Buttigieg said he would sign "a clean petition."

Jack Turman contributed reporting.

First published on June 21, 2019 / 9:47 PM

© 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Trump nominates Mark Esper to be next Defense Secretary

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew his name​ from consideration after reports surfaced of domestic violence incidents involving his family

48M ago

Trump describes decision to pull back from striking Iran

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she received no heads up that a strike was in the works

1H ago

Cardi B hit with new felony charges in New York strip club brawl

The Grammy-winning rapper is charged over a fight in which chairs, bottles and hookah pipes were thrown

1H ago

Writer makes sexual assault claims against Trump and Moonves

Journalist Jean Carroll claims Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s

2H ago

The last and only student graduates from a remote island school

Actress Jenny Slate gave the commencement address at Gwen Lynch's graduate at Massachusetts' Cuttyhunk Island

3H ago

Protesters confront Pete Buttigieg after police shooting

"I'm not asking for your vote," Buttigieg responded. "I will promise that there will be a review to make sure that there is no racism on this department and that it will be independent"

14M ago

Trump nominates Mark Esper to be next Defense Secretary

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew his name​ from consideration after reports surfaced of domestic violence incidents involving his family

48M ago

Trump describes decision to pull back from striking Iran

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she received no heads up that a strike was in the works

1H ago

Writer makes sexual assault claims against Trump and Moonves

Journalist Jean Carroll claims Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s

2H ago

The latest from the CBS News Election & Survey Unit

A recap of latest polls and data-driven studies from the CBS News Election & Survey Unit

5H ago

Trump describes decision to pull back from striking Iran

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she received no heads up that a strike was in the works

1H ago

Dominican Republic officials says tourist deaths not unusual

"We're very sorry for the families' grief," said tourism minister Francisco Javier García, but "there is no wave of mysterious deaths"

2H ago

U.K. lawmaker forcibly removes protester from gala

British Prime Minister Theresa May's office has suspended Foreign Office Minister Mark Field

3H ago

250 kids allegedly face inhumane conditions at Texas border facility

Doctors and researchers say they found about 250 infants, children and teens locked up for weeks without adequate food, water and sanitation

5H ago

Seal learns to sing "Star Wars" theme song

A grey seal named Zola was a standout

7H ago

Cardi B hit with new felony charges in New York strip club brawl

The Grammy-winning rapper is charged over a fight in which chairs, bottles and hookah pipes were thrown

1H ago

Highest-grossing movies of all time, ranked

What's the highest-grossing movie of all time? It might be one of your favorites

Jun 4 27 photos

George Takei on World War II internment camps

From a 2013 "Sunday Morning" interview, actor and activist George Takei revisited the site of the Rohwer, Arkansas internment camp where, at age five, he and his family were relocated with other Japanese-Americans at the start of World War II.

4H ago 02:26

District 12 "Hunger Games" filming location named historic place

The Henry River Mill Village served as the home of the three main characters from the original "The Hunger Games"

5H ago

From 2013: "Star Trek"'s George Takei: A sci-fi icon

George Takei became a star voyaging through the galaxy on board the Starship Enterprise. But the actor and activist's journey began at an Arkansas internment camp at the dawn of WWII. He described his life's journey to Michelle Miller. Originally broadcast August 4, 2013.

4H ago 08:37

For Apple, scaling back in China is easier said than done

Although the tech giant is eager to avoid tariffs, shifting some of its production out of China could take years

7H ago

Making "The Jetsons" a reality: The first flying, self-driving cars are coming

"A lot of us grew up watching 'The Jetsons' and thought that was far-fetched. The reality is here today"

14H ago

New Harry Potter augmented reality game released

Wands at the ready! The new Harry Potter augmented reality game is here early

10H ago

Shares in workplace software phenom Slack soar 50% in first day of trading

"I'll Slack you" is a common phrase in certain workplaces — and many are betting it will become dominant form of workplace collaboration

Jun 20

City pays $600,000 to hackers who seized its computer system

Cyberattack blocked 911 dispatchers from logging calls, as a growing number of U.S. municipalities are taken hostage

Jun 20

Apollo 11 50th anniversary: 50 photos from the moon

50 photos to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

4H ago 50 photos

Seal learns to sing "Star Wars" theme song

A grey seal named Zola was a standout

7H ago

Nature up close: Getting rid of the lawn mower (and your lawn, too)

Instead of spending time and money to maintain a monoculture that is actually damaging to our environment, follow these suggestions on how to let your yard go wild

10H ago

Lost wallet? The more cash the likelier it'll be returned

Researchers planted more than 17,000 "lost wallets" across 355 cities in 40 countries — here's what they discovered

Jun 20

Water runs out for millions in one of India's biggest cities

Reservoirs dry up after poor monsoon season, leaving residents, schools and businesses to tap dirty wells and pay for bottled water

Jun 20

Wisconsin governor vetoes 4 abortion bills

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin said some of the claims made in support of the legislation were "inflammatory, offensive and blatantly false"

5H ago

Planned Parenthood says Missouri will not renew license to perform abortions

"The fate of abortion access in Missouri now rests in a court's hands," Planned Parenthood said

7H ago

Restaurants could be first to get genetically modified salmon

Companies like AquaBounty are ready to serve up genetically altered fish, though consumer groups urge caution

11H ago

Surgery scam involved doctor kickbacks and fake hardware

Two men join forces to expose a scheme involving sometimes unnecessary spinal fusion surgery, kickbacks to doctors and dangerous counterfeit surgical hardware implanted in some patients' bodies

13H ago

Appeals court allows Trump abortion rules to take effect

The new rules ban taxpayer-funded clinics from making abortion referrals and prohibit clinics that receive federal money from sharing office space with abortion providers

22H ago

U.S. blacklists Chinese supercomputing groups

Commerce Department cuts the companies off from American tech, saying they pose a threat to national security

5H ago

For Apple, scaling back in China is easier said than done

Although the tech giant is eager to avoid tariffs, shifting some of its production out of China could take years

7H ago

Dow joins S&P 500 in notching new all-time high

Buoyed by the Fed, investors shrug off concerns about an economic slowdown and ongoing trade tensions

9H ago

Influencer allegedly planned "surprise" engagement to get sponsorships

One influencer took "do it for the gram" to a new level, by allegedly going on an engagement trip to get money from brands

9H ago

LinkedIn CEO on developing compassion in the workplace

"In leadership, in management, it's really become a first principle," says LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner

11H ago

Cardi B hit with new felony charges in New York strip club brawl

The Grammy-winning rapper is charged over a fight in which chairs, bottles and hookah pipes were thrown

1H ago

Judge allows probe over dropped charges in Jussie Smollett case

A special prosecutor would have the authority to bring new charges against the "Empire" actor if there are "reasonable grounds" to do so

8H ago

Supreme Court sides with death row inmate over jury's racial makeup

The Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a death row inmate from Mississippi

8H ago

Supreme Court tosses murder conviction

The Supreme Court is throwing out the murder conviction of Curtis Flowers, a black man in Mississippi, after they say a prosecutor made a conscious effort to keep African Americans off the jury. Flowers has been tried six times for the same crime.

10H ago 00:37

Ex-cop convicted of trying to help ISIS seeks reduced sentence

Lawyers for ex-D.C. Metrorail officer say he's "66.6 percent less guilty" after 2 of 3 counts against him were thrown out

14H ago

Apollo 11 50th anniversary: 50 photos from the moon

50 photos to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

4H ago 50 photos

NASA to land 1st woman on moon as part of Artemis mission

NASA's project aims to bring human beings back to the moon by 2024

Jun 16

NASA spots "Star Trek" Starfleet logo on Mars

Hopefully, it finds some aliens sporting Vulcan salutes next

Jun 14

Earth approaching "meteor swarm" eyed in past impact

Scientists hope to study the Taurid meteor shower closely, in hopes of better predicting the risk of a future impact

Jun 12

SpaceX launches 3 Earth-observation satellites

The three Radarsat satellites will monitor resources and the effects of climate change across Canada

Jun 12

Apollo 11 50th anniversary: 50 photos from the moon

50 photos to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

4H ago 50 photos

Deadliest highway in every state

These are the highways with the highest rate of fatal crashes

Jun 20 50 photos

Mount Everest deaths: Inside a deadly climbing season

A look at a treacherous 2019 climbing season on the world's highest peak

Jun 20 39 photos

Photographer Dave Engledow, the "World's Best Father"

He calls himself the "World's Best Father," and he's got the pictures of himself and his daughter, Alice, to prove it

Jun 16 16 photos

Forbes: World's top 20 billionaires

Forbes has updated their billionaires list, detailing the richest people around the world.

Jun 13 21 photos

Popular

Rep. John Delaney on beating Trump in 2020

Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney spoke with CBSN at Jim Clyburn's World Famous Fish Fry about his 2020 candidacy. Delaney was the first Democrat to announce and believes getting a head start gives him a major advantage. He hopes to tell South Carolina voters about his realistic platform.

updated 34M ago 07:27

Couple touched by note about Pride flag

A couple in Round Rock, Texas, displays rainbow flags for LGBTQ pride at their home – but they weren't expecting the letter they received about it from a neighbor who says it changed their life. Christian Flores reports for CBS affiliate KEYE-TV.

2H ago 01:42

South Carolina voters say they want to see candidates in their community

CBS News elections and surveys director Anthony Salvanto and Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright sat down with voters in South Carolina. The residents said they want to see candidates in their community.

1H ago 02:08

9/11 first responder gives interview from hospice

First responder Luis Alvarez, who was diagnosed with a 9/11-related cancer in 2016, entered hospice care this week. Watch an extended interview of his interview with Maurice DuBois.

1H ago 07:03

Marcia Fudge on Biden's remarks on segregationist lawmaker

Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio spoke with CBS News correspondent Major Garrett about the recent furor over Joe Biden's remarks. Biden discussed working with James Eastland, a Mississippi senator and noted segregationist.

1H ago 01:03