There is a new development in the debate over whether the contents of recorded phone calls at the South Bend police department can be made public.
The Common Council attorney believes the tapes can be listened to.
South Bend's mayor has said that would be against the law on advice from the man who wrote the federal wiretapping law.
The Common Council filed a subpoena to try and get the tapes and wanted a response in seven days.
We've learned the mayor's office now plans to have a response by late next week which would be well within 30 days they are allowed.
Members of the Common Council sent out a release Thursday afternoon expressing disappointment in what they are calling a delay. Read that response here.
An investigation over these recordings lead to the demotion of former Police chief Darryl Boykins and the firing of the former police Communications Director Karen Dapeape.
Dapeape has alleged the tapes have racist comments on them.