He had other convictions since on drug possession and handgun violation charges. That the city will be hurting. Buttigieg said Sunday that he was sometimes hesitant to speak publicly after shootings involving police earlier in his time as mayor and that he heard from the black community that he needed to be more open and transparent.
The Democrat canceled several days of campaign events after returning to South Bend, where he spent the day meeting with community members and faith leaders following the shooting of year-old Eric Jack Logan early Sunday. DeRay McKesson, who began protesting the police killings of black men in in Ferguson, Missouri, and has advocated for reforms addressing policing and communities of color, also said there are many questions left to be answered.
She also questioned why her husband was taken to a hospital in a police car rather than in an ambulance.
He said that Buttigieg made the right choice to leave the campaign trail. The Associated Press.
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Buttigieg initially canceled Monday campaign events in New York, then later canceled a Tuesday trip to California, where he had a series of fundraisers scheduled, including one at the home of director and producer Ryan Murphy and his husband. Shafonia Logan said that she never knew her husband to carry a knife or a gun and that he was afraid of police officers.
She said her husband had five children from other relationships.
Logan, 54, was killed in South Bend early Sunday after someone called police to report a suspicious person going through cars, according to the St. Joseph County prosecutor's office. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter said.
Burnett reported from Naperville, Ill. Buttigieg goes home to South Bend after man killed by police. Connect with the definitive source for global and local news.
In leaving the campaign trail to be the leader he was elected to be, we will get perhaps the best glimpse into how he makes decisions under public pressure. All rights reserved.
His handling of the shooting could also test his ability to navigate the demands of the campaign trail while still performing his day job. When confronted, Logan approached the officer with a 6- to 8-inch knife raised over his head, Cotter said. Buttigieg has transformed from a relatively obscure year-old mayor to a top-tier candidate in a crowded Democratic presidential field.
Logan was released from prison in June after serving a sentence for a St. Joseph County conviction on three felony counts of dealing cocaine or narcotics, according to Indiana Department of Correction records.