The Mayor’s Office has released a statement on the inspection that occurred on June 23rd at Local Option. The statement reads,
“In the early morning of June 23rd,, the Indiana State Excise Police requested the assistance of the Michigan City Police Department to accompany them to Local Options [sic] Bar for an inspection. Since that inspection, the Mayor’s Office has been receiving numerous questions and concerns regarding that inspection based on a video that was posted by a patron on social media.  The Mayor’s Office is investigating this matter. In addition, the Indiana State Excise Police, who were the lead agency on the inspection of Local Option Bar, are conducting their own internal investigation and review.  
Any further inquiries can be directed to Indiana Excise Police Public Relations Officer, Lindsay Hyer, Commission Counsel & Director of Communications, Alcohol & Tobacco Commission, 302 W. Washington Street, Room E-112, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, or via phone at: (317)-232-4629”.