Three local community activists will be asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the ACLU to open inquiries into the federal investigation of taped phone calls at the South Bend Police Department.
Two copies of the letters to Holder and the ACLU will be available for the public to sign as a show of support from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at the County-City Building, 227 W. Jefferson Blvd., downtown South Bend.
The federal investigation lead to the recent demotion of Darryl Boykins, from chief to captain, and the firing of the police department's communications director, Karen DePaepe.
The activists claim the recordings contain racial slurs and may indicate a hate crime. WSBT can not confirm the recordings' content because officials have not released the recordings to neither media nor the public.
The activists wants to file a civil suit to obtain copies of the taped phone convesations and make them public.