Yale Clears Police Officer Who Detained Student

March 4, 2015

A Yale University report has cleared the officer who briefly detained a black student at gunpoint, renewing a debate over racial profiling on campuses. The student who was detained was not the actual suspect, but the student's father was a New York Times columnist who publicized the case. The Yale report found no violations of procedures. "Among its findings, the investigation concluded that the officer drew his firearm in the 'low ready' position, with his finger off the trigger at all times, and put his weapon back in its holster in a matter of seconds. The officer did not violate any Yale Police regulations regarding patrol procedures or the use of force, the report stated," said a summary by Yale of the report.

Charles M. Blow, the father of the student, said on Twitter: "So, according to Yale, this was 'in compliance with department policy'? No apology?" He followed that with "#sigh."


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